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TIME

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all along
all the time, from the very beginning
all day long
for the whole day
all the time
very often
any minute now
very soon, within the next few minutes
every so often/ every now and than
occasionaly
for three days/ the third days running
one day after another for a total three days
for quite a while
for a long time
for yonks
for a very long time
from time to time
occassionaly
having
when
in the long run
over a long period of time in future
in a row/ on the trot
one after the other
in next to no time
very and surprisingly quickly
long-lasting
lasting for a long time
long-lost
lasting from a long time
long-running
that has continued for many years
long-standing
that has continued or existed for a long time
long-winded
(for speeches, lectures, explanations, essays) lasting for a long time and using far too many words - and being boring as a result
on
when + noun/-ing
on the dot
exactly (for time)
outright
complete/ total
right away
immediately
round the clock
all day and all night, without break
seldom
not very often
shortly
very soon
straight away
immediatly
the other day
a few days ago
anywhere between five minutes and thirty minutes
as little as five minutes or as long as thirty minutes
beforehend
before sth happened/ has happened
for the best part of
for almost
to be cutting it fine
not to be living yourself much time to arrive on time
to ensue
to follow as a result
give or take
approximatly
in ten minutes flat
in exactly ten minutes
get a move on
hurry up
it's just gone one o'clock
it is a couple of minutes past one o'clock
to be half-way through sth/doing
to be in the middle of doing sth
in the meantime
between now and a particular time in the future or between two events in the past
more often than not
very often
prior to
before
protracted
lasting for much longer than you expected
to be (a bit/rather) pushed/pressed for time
to be busy and not to have much time to spare
round/ around about
approximately, used for money and time
roughtly
approximately
to be running late
to be delated
to schedule sth
to formally arrange sth for a particular time
sharp
exactly, precisely (for time)
to be slow
to show an earlier time than the correct time
for five solid hours
for five hours without stopping
in a tick
very soon
for the time being
between now and a particular time in the future
to play for time
to try to delay sth because you don't want it to happen or need time to think about it