at one time

Idioms & Phrases

at one time

  1. Simultaneously, at the same time, as in All the boys jumped into the pool at one time. For synonyms, see at once, def. 1; at the same time, def. 1.

  2. Formerly, in the past, as in At one time very few houses in town were on the market.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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