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high time

noun
1.
the appropriate time or past the appropriate time:
It's high time he got out of bed.
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  • It is now high time that these principles are applied to the design and building of our human future in space.
  • It's high time that humans expanded their horizons and explored the solar system.
  • It's high time for an era of research that takes the extra step so that drugs can be better matched to individuals.
  • It was high time to upgrade to a later release anyway.
  • It is high time to give this the means it deserves, in terms of staff and regulatory power.
British Dictionary definitions for high time

high time

adverb
1.
the latest possible time; a time that is almost too late: it's high time you mended this shelf
noun
2.
Also called high old time. an enjoyable and exciting time
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Idioms and Phrases with high time

high time

The appropriate time for something; also, past the appropriate time. For example, It's high time we did something about Martha's dog , or It's high time you children were in bed . The precise meaning of this term depends on the tone of voice and/or the context. For a synonym, see about time
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