it's high time

This page is about the idiom it's high time.

Meaning: If you say it's high time something was done, you think it should have been done already, and is overdue.

For example:

  • It's high time Mick got a real job. He's been wasting his time singing in that Rolling Stones band for too long.

  • It's high time you started looking after your body. You're not a teenager any more, you know!

Quick Quiz:

Tim's mum said it was high time he paid her money for rent because

a. he's been paying it too long

b. he's just lost his job

c. he's had a job for months

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Contributor: Matt Errey