make good time

Travel far in a short time, as in We made good time, getting to Vermont in only four hours. [Late 1800s]

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How to use make good time in a sentence

  • She told the men to ask every able-bodied man they met to join them so that they could change carriers often and make good time.

    Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
  • That's a good sweep of prairie, and we ought to make good time over it, for our horses have had a long rest.

    Through Apache Lands | R. H. Jayne
  • The party expected to make good time, but the very flatness of the land proved a hindrance.

    South from Hudson Bay | E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • The road to Skowhegan, five miles down the Kennebec, was very sandy, and it was impossible for them to make good time.

  • The dinosaur, however, supported itself with its huge tail, and continued to make good time.

    A Journey in Other Worlds | John Jacob Astor