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about time (1)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase about time (1)

Meaning

You can say this if something's happened later, or taken longer, than it should have.

For example

  • "Your taxi's here."
    "And about time too. I've been waiting for half an hour!"

  • "We're cracking down on all those companies that avoid paying tax."
    "It's about time. They've been getting away with it for years."

Quick Quiz

"The train's here, and it's about time too!" The train arrived

a. on time

b. early

c. late

Contributor: Matt Errey