take ages

This page is about the collocation take ages

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to take a long time

For example

  • Finding a parking spot in the city takes ages.

  • Whenever we're going to a party, it takes my wife ages to get ready.

Quick Quiz

It took me ages to get to work, so I was

a. early

b. a bit late

c. a bit aged

Contributor: Matt Errey