time after time

This page is about the idiom time after time


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.

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
a) quickly learns from them b) never seems to learn c) tries hard to make them

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Contributor: Matt Errey