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it's about time

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Definition


When something finally happens after waiting and enduring delays.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: final, likely, overdue
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Usage of “it's about time”

  1. It's about time the bus got here!

  2. It's about time you got here. In another five minutes, I would have left you behind.

Examples of idiom “it's about time” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'GantzerM'
    GantzerM:

    Bobcats are going to the NBA Playoffs alright it's about time!!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'meredithlward'
    meredithlward:

    sitting in bed, sweating as usual. I think it's about time for some AC up in this house.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mariluna3'
    mariluna3:

    it's about time to continue and also finish my physics exercises!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CountryGalThea'
    CountryGalThea:

    I'm finally home from class! Yay! it's about time. :)

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Ladivasosa'
    Ladivasosa:

    @_lefashion_ it's about time this was addressed! I have turned down many internships because they wanted 40hr PLUS for FREE!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Shermichael_S'
    Shermichael_S:

    it's about time we start thinking outside of the box. #gop #republican #tcot #politics