13 Idioms on Time - Set 03

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41. Round the clock

  • Meaning: Continuously, without stopping; 24 hours a day.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The emergency services operate round the clock to ensure immediate assistance.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The factory runs round the clock to meet the high demand for the product.

42. Save the day

  • Meaning: To prevent a situation from becoming a disaster; to rescue a difficult or challenging situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His quick thinking and actions helped save the day during the crisis.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The timely arrival of the fire department saved the day when the building caught fire.

43. Stand the test of time

  • Meaning: To prove durable, successful, or reliable over a long period.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Classic literature tends to stand the test of time, remaining relevant for generations.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The design of the iconic building has stood the test of time and still captivates people.

44. The minute (that)

  • Meaning: As soon as; the exact moment that.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I'll call you the minute I receive the information you need.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She left the room the minute she heard the bad news.

45. Time flies

  • Meaning: Time passes quickly; the perception that time is moving fast.

  • Sentence Usage 1: It's hard to believe it's been a year; time flies when you're having fun.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Watching the children grow, she realized how time flies.

46. To the last

  • Meaning: Until the end; without giving up.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He fought to the last to defend his principles.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The team played to the last, hoping for a comeback in the final minutes.

47. To this day

  • Meaning: Up to the present moment; until now.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The mystery remains unsolved to this day.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She cherishes the memories of their friendship to this day.

48. Turn back the clock

  • Meaning: To return to a previous time or era; to reverse the effects of aging.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I wish I could turn back the clock and change some decisions I made.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Advances in technology cannot turn back the clock on environmental damage.

49. Under the wire

  • Meaning: Just in time; at the last moment before a deadline or cutoff.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She submitted the report just under the wire before the office closed.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The team managed to finish the project under the wire despite facing unexpected challenges.

50. Up to the minute

  • Meaning: The latest and most current information or technology.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Our website provides up-to-the-minute news updates from around the world.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The software is designed to keep your system up to the minute with the latest security patches.

51. Up-to-date

  • Meaning: Current and in accordance with the latest information or trends.

  • Sentence Usage 1: It's essential to keep your resume up-to-date with your most recent achievements.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The software comes with up-to-date features to meet the evolving needs of users.

52. Watch the clock

  • Meaning: To keep track of the time, especially when waiting for something.

  • Sentence Usage 1: As the meeting dragged on, she couldn't help but watch the clock.

  • Sentence Usage 2: If you watch the clock too closely, time seems to move even slower.

53. Zero hour

  • Meaning: The time when a crucial or decisive event is scheduled to begin.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The attack was planned to commence at zero hour.

  • Sentence Usage 2: We'll be ready to launch the campaign at zero hour tomorrow.

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