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Time Idioms

Fill the blanks in these idioms that relate to the passing of time.
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First submittedAugust 6, 2013
Last updatedAugust 6, 2013
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Idiom
Better late than never
In the blink of an eye
Came down to the wire
At the eleventh hour
Never in a million years
Once in a blue moon
Living on borrowed time
Make up for lost time
Idiom
Just in the nick of time
Stand the test of time
When hell freezes over
One's days are numbered
There's no time like the present
Spur of the moment
A stitch in time saves nine
Time waits for no man
Idiom
Time flies when you're having fun
Racing against the clock
At the crack of dawn
Dwell on the past
Here today, gone tomorrow
At the stroke of midnight
I wasn't born yesterday
Thank goodness it's Friday
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level 76
Dec 4, 2013
I think this is the easiest one of these types of quizzes I've encountered here. Got them all with almost 3 and a half minutes to spare.
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level 49
Jun 15, 2016
Yeah it sure was. I got all of them very quickly but I had never heard the stitch in time idiom so I missed that.
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level 80
Dec 4, 2013
I've always thought it was "At the crack of noon."
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level 76
Dec 4, 2013
a joking reference to the original idiom made by those who like to sleep in late, or by others disparaging them.
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level 39
Dec 18, 2015
I used to like the saying "Crack of sparrows", used by a DJ on a local radio station in the UK.
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level 70
Apr 1, 2019
Who's this Dawn girl anyway?
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level 44
Dec 7, 2013
That's when my teenage son wakes up :/
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level 73
Dec 4, 2013
"Goodness"? Only ever heard "Thank GOD it's Friday."
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level 71
Aug 19, 2016
Yeah, I really don't think this idiom is EVER used with "goodness" instead of "God". Why on earth would you put goodness as the clue?
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level 76
Nov 12, 2018
The same reason people say "dagnabbit," "gosh dang," "ods bonkins," and "zounds!" ... to avoid blasphemy
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level 36
Nov 13, 2018
I kept trying "it's over" and "it's done" because of that. "TGIF is Thank God It's Friday." But people say "Thank goodness that's over." and "Thank goodness that's done/finished." Oh well, I got it eventually.
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level 20
Dec 8, 2013
It's sad when I only get 8 and still get the lowest guessed correctly answer correct
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level 36
Nov 13, 2018
No, it means you're bright but eclectic or eccentric or something (I do it a lot.).
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level 73
Mar 15, 2014
I like Blanche Devereaux's response to the first question better: "Better late than pregnant".
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level 72
Aug 23, 2014
Also, time waits for no one?
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level 62
Jun 14, 2016
I've always said time waits for no mouse haha
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level 44
Jun 14, 2016
Time AND TIDE wait for no man
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level 19
Dec 5, 2014
Please accept no one or no body for no man. Great quiz!
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level 67
Jun 14, 2016
Politicus correctisaurus strikes again!
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level 36
Nov 13, 2018
If you were one of the 51% of the population always omitted from those constructions, you wouldn't call it P.C. but reality.
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level 77
Jun 14, 2016
Well, actually, I tried one and body, but not man...
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level 65
Dec 14, 2014
No "Seize the day"?
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level 77
Jul 15, 2015
When I saw "time idioms", "stitch in time" was the first thing i thought of. so i'm surprised it was the least guessed answer.
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level 67
Jun 14, 2016
I had it on the tip of my tongue and it was the last I got, but I know the saying so well.
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level 43
Jun 15, 2016
Me too. I thought everyone knew that saying.
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level 51
Jun 14, 2016
Never even heard the stitch in time idiom. Only one I missed.
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level 44
Jun 14, 2016
Where is 'When Pigs Fly'?
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level 57
Jun 15, 2016
The full idiom is "A stitch in time, saves nine." It means to stop and take the time, right now, to repair a small hole rather than wait for it to become a big hole that will require many more stitches. The idiom can then be generalized to the bigger picture of: Stop and fix a small problem now rather than letting it become a big problem that is much harder to fix.
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level 25
Jun 16, 2016
I love these types of quizzes. Didn't know them all, but it was fun!
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level 49
Jun 18, 2016
I only missed one, but still got beaten by nearly 30% of test takers. This is when the new points system comes in handy.
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level 62
Feb 5, 2017
I got 100%, but I think you should accept "island" for "Living on _____ time." That's a common one for travelers. Sometimes we say "we're on island time" etc. instead of "living on" so maybe strictly speaking "island" shouldn't be accepted, but whatever. I guess it's not as structured as the other idioms!
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
huh? Ive never heard of living on island time in my life.
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level 52
Oct 6, 2018
oh yes in many places it is used (small island communities where nothing happens and there are no deadlines)
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level 38
Nov 12, 2018
^ Island Time is a politically correct way of saying CP time. It means that everything is postponed, delayed or late. On many Caribbean islands, don't even bother trying to do any official business after the lunch period, as you're likely to be told: "Come back tomorrow".
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level 27
May 20, 2017
LOL, can't spell tomorrow right. (facepalm)
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level 19
May 17, 2018
What about burning the midnight oil
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level 50
May 22, 2018
Got them!
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level 18
Oct 7, 2018
thank goodness it's Friday?? hmm not what most people say! TFI Friday and I won't say what the F stands for
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level 64
Sep 17, 2019
The wire idiom is so much better without “came.”
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