- Buy time
E.g. She is just stalling to buy time.
- Do time
E.g. He did time in a California prison.
- A race against time/the clock
E.g. It’s a race against time to complete the construction.
- A whale of a time
E.g. The kids had a whale of a time at the theme park.
- Time flies
E.g. Look how fast our children grew up, how time flies.
- It’s high time
E.g. It’s high time he met with me to resolve this issue.
- Third time’s a charm
E.g. I had to ask her out three times before she said yes. Well you know… Third time’s a charm.
- Beat the clock
E.g. Although she was late to the exam, she managed to beat the clock and finished all of it 10 minutes before the end.
- Better late than never
E.g. Well hello John. Better late than never, huh? Class started half an hour ago.
- At the eleventh hour
E.g. We barely made the deadline, there was so much to do in this project we turned it in at the eleventh hour…