Common American Idioms Using the Word “Time” Do You Have the Time to Learn Them Or Are You So Pressed for Time That You Have No Spare Time At All?
These days, it seems that everyone is in such a hurry with everything in their lives! We don't give ourselves any downtime (time to relax), or take time out (when you are away from work or studying)to enjoy ourselves. Time after time (repeatedly), we seem to be spending too much time(too long a period available) at work and not enough time (too short a period available) with our families. We have difficulty finding the time (a suitable period in which to do something) to take a vacation, we are always on a timetable(schedule) 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(punctual) and left at a set time (pre-arranged hour or day on a regular basis), so that they could get home to their families. These days, depending on the job we have, some employees have a hard time (difficulty) leaving work at a reasonable hour, staying at work until the wee hours of the night. Everyone needs to have some spare time (period when you have nothing scheduled to do).
Time sure flies by(time goes by quickly) 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's always a fight against time (to hurry or meet a deadline or schedule).
At one time or another (on different occasions), we have all felt the pressure of too many schedules and things to do. The feeling of not having time to catch our breath (have enough time to relax or not have too much to do) 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 timeon our hands(have too long a period without anything to do) 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 really enjoy?
Maybe it's about time (waiting a long time for something) for a change! We all know that major changes don't happen overnight, but we can make changes a little at a time (small changes over a period of 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 don't want to feel as though every time I turn around(too often) I have another project or scheduled activity to attend!
There's no time like the present (something one says when they feel it's a good time to do something right now) to make changes in our lives and to learn how to have a whale of a time(a great time) enjoying our free time (time to do the things you enjoy, such as a hobby)!