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