It's high time

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Definition

It's high time (you met my mother!): You should have (met my mother) before now!, It is late, but not too late (for you to meet my mother)!
idiom
In a construction introduced by the phrase 'it's time' or 'it's high time', we use a verb in the subjunctive past tense to complete the construction. The subjunctive past tense is identical to the simple past for all verbs except 'to be'.

Examples

  • "I think it's high time that companies took some responsibility for their practices."

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