Idiom: about time
- a moment that should happen now or that should have happened previously (before)
- used to express annoyance that something hasn't happened sooner
- used to strongly say that something should happen or have happened by now
- It’s about time you put your toys away and come to the dinner table. I'm not going to ask you again.
- Don't you think it’s about time you paid me back the money you borrowed.
- When my aunt told my sister it was about time she had kids, she burst into tears.
- With all the overtime you have been working it's about time your supervisor recognized your hard work.
- “Hey guys, sorry I'm late.” “It's about time. We've been waiting 45 minutes.”
- After 14 years, my boyfriend finally proposed. I screamed, “Yes" but inside I was thinking, "It's about time!"
- There's still a wage gap between men and women in the United States and it's about time they fix this injustice.
- My father cut off my allowance this month and said it's about time I got a job.
- “Isn't it about time you put the kids to bed?” “You think it's about time I put the kids to bed? Since I always do it I think it's about time you help out too—starting now.”
- It's about time we leave or we're going to miss the bus.
- at last
- at long last
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