Definition It's high time
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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)!
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".
- "I think it's high time that companies took some responsibility for their practices."
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