English Idioms Part 5: Time

shutterstock_22546549Love Speaking is bringing you another series of blogs every week to help you improve and build your list of idioms. In part 5, we will look at some time idioms and what they really mean before putting into use in example sentences. Then recap what you have learned by completing the quiz at the end.
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 Step 1: Learn

Ahead of time - If something happens ahead of time, it happens early or before the set time.

Better late than never - This idiom suggests that doing something late is better than not doing it at all.

Call it a day - If you call it a day, you stop doing something for a while, normally at least until the following day.

Long time no see - This means that the speaker has not seen that person for a long time.

No time to lose - If there’s no time to lose, then it’s time to get started otherwise it won’t be finished on time.

Step 2: Practice with examples

  • Arrive ahead of time if you want to find a seat.
  • I sent a birthday card to my Dad but it arrived 3 days late. Better late then never!
  • I’ve been studying this topic all evening. I think it’s time to call it a day.
  • Long time no see! Where are you working and living now?
  • His plane lands in 10 minutes, there is no time to lose. Let’s hurry!

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