time after time

Meaning: If you do something time after time, you do it again and again, or repeatedly.

For example:

  • We've told our son time after time to call us if he's going to be late, but he still forgets sometimes.

  • Tiger wins major tournaments time after time. He really is a champion.

Note: The idiom "time and time again" has the same meaning, and can be used in the same way.

Quick Quiz:

Shelley makes the same mistakes time after time. She

a. quickly learns from them

b. never seems to learn

c. tries hard to make them

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Contributor: Matt Errey