about time

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about time (not comparable)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see about,‎ time.
  2. Close to the right time.
    It's about time for the wedding to start, let's run to the church.
  3. (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!


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