16. CARRY THE DAY
If something carries the day, it defines a win that felt like a long battle。
The Liverpool Football Club had carried the day well, they rejoiced as they held their prize, the League Cup, up high for all to see.
17. TIME FLIES
A very common idiom that means time passes very quickly.
I can’t believe it’s almost time to go home. It’s funny how time flies when you’re having fun!
18. JUST IN TIME / IN THE NICK OF TIME
This means that you get somewhere or finish something just before it is too late. At the last possible moment.
She thought her husband was going to miss the birth of their first baby, but he arrived just in the nick of time.
19. ON TIME
This means to not be late, arrive at the right time.
The trains here are never on time, it’s so annoying!
20. SAVE TIME
This means to do something the quick way, in order to allow time for other things.
If we drive there instead of taking the bus, we’ll save time.
21. OUT OF TIME
This means there is no time left to do something. The time limit or deadline has been reached.
You’re out of time now. If you haven’t answered all the questions in the test, then that is your own problem.
22. AS TIME GOES BY
This means the passing of time. As time passes or moves on.
As time has gone by, I have become less interested in clubbing and partying.
23. TIME IS MONEY
This famous expression means that your time is a valuable commodity, and that you should put it to good use, otherwise you’ll lose more than you gain.
It’s not worth waiting to hear back from that company. Time is money, you should just start contacting other employees instead.
24. MAKE TIME
This means to find the time to do something that should take priority.
You should make more time for your children. They’re growing up so fast, and you’re missing all of it.
25. TIME FOR A CHANGE
To stop what you are doing and start doing something different with your life
After working in the same company for 15 years, I feel like it’s time for a change.
26. COME OF AGE
When something develops completely and reaches maturity. Also used for when a person reaches adulthood or fulfils their potential
He has come of age now, and is wise enough to take the throne and become king.
27. CRACK OF DAWN
The very first moments of sunrise.
I wake up at the crack of dawn and go for a run every day.
28. HIT THE BIG TIME
This means to become successful.
After John hit the big time, he became very rich and forgot about all his old friends.
29. BIG TIME
This simply means ‘very much’ or ‘a lot’.
You owe me big time because I helped you with your school project.