Common American Idioms Using the Word “Time”

This is a guest post by Cheryl Posey.  She is a licensed and nationally certified speech pathologist that focuses on Accent Reduction and Communication Skills Training.  You can find and follow her on her Speaking Your Best


Do You Have the Time to Learn Them or Are You So Pressed for Time That You Have No Spare Time At All?


Common American Idioms Time

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These days, it seems that everyone is in such a hurry with everything in his or her lives! We do not give ourselves any downtime, or take time out to enjoy ourselves. Time after time, we seem to be spending too much time at work and not enough time with our families. We have difficulty finding the time to take a vacation; we are always on a timetable with deadlines to meet, meetings to attend, and promotions to get.

Not too long ago, the world was a different place. There were no computers, smartphones or tablets, and many people worked at a slower pace rather than always rushing. Employees arrived to work on time and left at a set time, so that they could get home to their families. These days, depending on the job we have, some employees have a hard time leaving work at a reasonable hour, staying at work until the wee hours of the night. Everyone needs to have some spare time.

Time sure flies by when we are busy, doesn't it? Not only are adults busy with work, but children are just as busy with school, outside activities, and sports. It seems that every minute of our day is planned for us. In today's, fast-paced, hectic, whirlwind of a world, it is always a fight against time.

At one time or another, we have all felt the pressure of too many schedules and things to do. The feeling of not having time to catch our breath can be a good thing once in a while, but not such a good thing when our schedules run our lives. None of us wants to have too much time on our hands and be bored, but wouldn't be nice if we could relax a little more outside of work and do some of the things we enjoy?


Maybe it is time for a change!

We all know that major changes do not happen overnight, but we can make changes a little at a time. Adding one or two activities per month, such as relaxing with a good book, going to a movie or planning a family day would be great ways to begin. I know I do not want to feel as though every time I turn around I have another project or scheduled activity to attend!

There's no time like the present to make changes in our lives and to learn how to have a whale of a time enjoying our free time!


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