the appropriate time or past the appropriate time: It's high time he got out of bed.
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How to use high time in a sentence
The US spent years letting China take advantage of many of its industries, and it’s high time for Washington to push back, they said.
Both NASA and the current administration have decided it’s high time people walked on the moon again—this time, importantly, those people won’t just be men.NASA Will Soon Choose One of These 3 Landers to Go Back to the Moon | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | January 14, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Others argued it’s high time to double-team intelligence, combining the reigning AI “golden child” method—deep learning—with other methods, such as those that guide efficient search.2021 Could Be a Banner Year for AI—If We Solve These 4 Problems | Shelly Fan | January 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
It’s high time to map our social connectomes, argues a new paper in Neuron.How Does Social Interaction Change Our Brains? Hyperscans Can Show Us | Shelly Fan | December 8, 2020 | Singularity Hub
In this month’s Nature Metabolism, a global team of scientists argued that it’s high time we turn from worm to human.The Secret to a Long, Healthy Life Is in the Genes of the Oldest Humans Alive | Shelly Fan | August 10, 2020 | Singularity Hub
To meet that challenge, it is high time that governments around the world agreed on a unified policy towards hostage taking.To Kill the ISIS Monster You Gotta Do More Than Cut Off Its Money | Charlie Winter | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was simply high time for gays to be furious at the state of things.A Tribute to Divine, Hollywood’s Most Infamous Drag Queen | Jimmy So | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gerber decided it was high time to introduce pureed meals for adults.
The latest numbers indicate that it is high time that he develops both—and, crucially, shares them with the American people.
It is high time it is recognized as a religion for peace as it truly is.
We gather that in our contemporary's opinion it is high time that our Universities recognised "the writing on the wall."
The nurse was hovering about again with a suggestion that it was high time the visitor departed.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
It is high time to put a stop to this excessive waste of words, and therefore we conclude our article.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
If she was still stuck on that fellow Bud, and couldn't see anybody else, it was high time she was told a few things about him.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
It is high time that we who are native-born realized the price that our parents paid for the freedom and liberty we have enjoyed.The Affable Stranger | Peter McArthur
British Dictionary definitions for high time
the latest possible time; a time that is almost too late: it's high time you mended this shelf
Also called: high old time an enjoyable and exciting time
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Other Idioms and Phrases with high time
The appropriate time for something; also, past the appropriate time. For example, It's high time we did something about Martha's dog, or It's high time you children were in bed. The precise meaning of this term depends on the tone of voice and/or the context. For a synonym, see about time.
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