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Vocabulary: time flies
TIME ... The time you "find", the one you "waste", the one you "save"; the TIME you "have", you "don't have" or don't have enough; the TIME you "kill", or that you "spend", the one you address: "Time, Stop flying away!" It can heal too ...
TIME is part of everybody's life, of course, and of all our conservations. It's the absolute and unrivalled Master, a tyrant, it you submit to it; when you think you're "wasting" it, you can't catch up with it... It's limited, and that's why it's precious... even if you refuse that "Time is money" ... everybody's "duty" and "pleasure" is to take advantage of it, simply, to ENJOY it!
HELEN KELLER (1), PASTEUR (2), MICHAELANGELO (3), MOTHER TERESA (4), LEONARDO DA VINCI (5), THOMAS JEFFERSON (6), and ALBERT EINSTEIN (7)."
I) You certainly use them very often, almost everyday!
|To spend time||To save time||To waste time|
All in good time
|Ahead of time|
Behind the times
II) Other very usual expressions dealing with "TIME".
|To lose track of time|| To find the time |
|From time to time||Some time off|
|To get with the times||Only time will tell...|
|For the time being||All the time in the world|
|In the nick of time...||time to kill...|
|To two-time||to give a hard time|
III) A few strange expressions:
To set date and time
To live on borrowed time
To bide * one's time
* to bide = [ 'baid]
Time is of the Essence! (= Let's hurry!)
IV) and the most usual ones...
To have a good time
I had the time of my life!
To have a bad time
|Out of time||Pressed for time= in a hurry|
The time is ripe
To make time
To keep time
One day at a time
To stand the test of time
Once upon a time...
V) A few idioms or sayings...
- Time heals all wounds // Time is the great healer! It helps you "forget" and "bear"...
- Time is money! = Time is precious!
- To make up for lost time. (which is very difficult, often impossible!)
- Time flies! = Time passes...
There you are... You may now speak about time... and pass the test with flying colours! I give you THE FORCE!
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