it's high time

This page is about the idiom it's high time


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