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- Used other than as an idiom: See about, time.
- Close to the right time.
- It's about time for the wedding to start, let's run to the church.
- (idiomatic) Far past the desired time.
- Our food has finally arrived.
- About time too, if you ask me! We've been waiting about 45 minutes for it!
far past the desired time