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[shoh-tahym] /ˈʃoʊˌtaɪm/
the time at which an entertainment is scheduled to begin.
Origin of showtime Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for showtime
  • Homeland-showtime's latest original series, which premiered last night-is a gripping, intelligent thriller with a lot to say.
  • Our little spring garden is ready for showtime--in other words, lunch.
  • Then, the day before showtime, the equivalent of a sprained ankle before a marathon threatened us: clouds.
  • showtime has been able to build series around skilled actors.
  • showtime will add another mixed martial arts brand next month.
  • In case of inclement weather, check the reservation line about three hours before showtime to confirm cancellations.
Slang definitions & phrases for showtime

game time

noun phrase

Time to play or work or accomplish what needs to be done: It's game time

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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