high time


high time
noun
the latest possible moment (Freq. 1)
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it is high time you went to work

Hypernyms: ↑time

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the appropriate time or past the appropriate time: It's high time he got out of bed.

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high time noun
1. Quite time (that something were done)
2. A time of jollity
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Main Entry:high

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high time,
1. time just before it is too late: »

It is high time he began to study harder.

2. Informal. a gay, jolly time, as at a party; high old time.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • High time — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High Time — may refer to:In film and television: * High Time (film), a film directed by Blake Edwards * High Times (TV series), a Scottish comedy drama seriesIn music: * High Time (album), an album by MC5 * High Time (TMGE album), an album by Thee Michelle… …   Wikipedia

  • high time — n. 1. time beyond the proper time but before it is too late; none too soon ☆ 2. Slang a lively, exciting, enjoyable time: also high old time …   English World dictionary

  • high time — high′ time′ n. the appropriate time or past the appropriate time …   From formal English to slang

  • high time — n. high time to + inf. (it s high time to leave) * * * high time to + inf. (it s high time to leave) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • high time — /haɪ ˈtaɪm / (say huy tuym) noun 1. the right time; the time just before it is too late: it s high time that was done. 2. Colloquial an enjoyable and lively time: a high old time at the party …   Australian English dictionary

  • high time — the appropriate time or past the appropriate time: It s high time he got out of bed. * * * …   Universalium

  • high time — the time before something should already have been done It is high time that we spent some time cleaning up our house …   Idioms and examples

  • high time — {adj. phr.}, {used predicatively} (stress on time ) Dire, necessary, and sufficient circumstances prompting action. * /It is high time we sold the old house; it will fall apart within a year./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high time — {adj. phr.}, {used predicatively} (stress on time ) Dire, necessary, and sufficient circumstances prompting action. * /It is high time we sold the old house; it will fall apart within a year./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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