Common Collocations with the Word TIME

Collocations are very common in English, and learning them is important...


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Collocations are very common in English, and learning them is important.

Useful BUSINESS and TIME Collocations – Video

1. Run out of time

E.g: I didn’t finish the test – I ran out of time.

2. Save time

E.g: If you want to save time, this machine will provide the answer.

3. Kill time

E.g: We played cards to kill time until the bus came.

4. Take your time

E.g: There’s no rush – take your time.

5. Make up for lost time

E.g: I’ll have to work hard now to make up for lost time.

6. Take a long time

E.g: His injuries will take a long time to heal.

7. Give me a hard time

E.g: They really gave me a hard time at the interview.

8. Spare time

E.g: She devotes all her spare time to gardening.

9. Spend time

E.g: I spend time watching TV.

10. Waste time

E.g: I waste time listening to music every day.

11. Make time for

E.g: Today I’m busy, but I’ll make time for you.

12. Have time

E.g: Do you have time to help me?

13. Pass the time

E.g: I’m determined to pass the time.

14. On time

E.g: The trains are rarely on time.

15. Just in time

E.g: I arrived just in time for my flight to London.

16. It’s about time

E.g: It’s about time you cleaned your room!

17. Take time off

E.g:: You must take time off the clock and make it a short game.

28. Tell me the time

E.g: Can you tell me the time?

19. Time passes

E.g: As time passes, it becomes more difficult ro raise funds.

20. Dead on time

E.g: I left dead on time at 10.45 am.

21. Free time

E.g: I do a lot of reading in my free time.

22. Right on time

E.g: The trial lawyer was right on time for his next case.


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