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  • noun uncountable, idiomatic A point in time at which something desirable or necessary is considered to be utterly due or even overdue to occur.
  • noun countable, idiomatic A very enjoyable or exciting experience or period of time.

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  • noun the latest possible moment


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  • The very moment you just did something, or just got somewhere when you were previously wasting time.

    Se also 420

    May 29, 2008

  • I once spent a week in argument over whether the correct or at least better form of the expression is:

    It's high time you were leaving.


    It's high time you left.

    I think it's sigh time I gave up such pettiness *sigh*.

    May 29, 2008

  • Oooh, sigh time! Thanks bilby. I'm going to onforward that to my what time is it? list!

    May 29, 2008

  • Bilby, maybe you'd like this.

    Maybe we all would like it. :-)

    May 29, 2008

  • Great stuff rt, I hope mine's in the mail!

    May 29, 2008

  • On its way. But since I didn't know your size, I sent you one of each. Spread the love.

    May 29, 2008

  • In terms of altitude and fittingness describe the necessity of the open list catechism of cliche.

    It's high time!

    February 17, 2009