time of asking

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Noun[edit]

time of asking (uncountable)

  1. (usually prefixed by an ordinal) A repeated occurrence or event
    • Times of India, 29 April 2012
      Basel accept Swiss title at third time of asking
    • Kenny Dalglish, Daily Mail, 11 May 2012
      'To get a trophy back after six years, to get into Europe at the first time of asking, it's not a bad ask is it?'
    • BBC, 16 August 2009
      In the final, he powered out of the blocks at the first time of asking and took control of the race within the first 30m, the crowd going wild as he streaked across the line.