1.Run out of time : hết thời gian 
E.g: I didn’t finish the test – I ran out of time.

2.Save time : tiết kiệm thời gian 
E.g: If you want to save time, this machine will provide the answer.

3.Kill time : giết chết thời gian
E.g: We played cards to kill time until the bus came.

4.only time will tell : thời ian sẽ trả lời. 
E.g: Will we ever have peace in the world? Only time will tell.

5.Take your time : cứ từ từ. 
E.g: There’s no rush – take your time.

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

7.Take a long time  : mất nhiều thời gian 
E.g: His injuries will take a long time to heal.

8.Give sb a hard time : gây khó khăn…
E.g: They really gave me a hard time at the interview.

9.Spare time  : thời gian rảnh
E.g: She devotes all her spare time to gardening.

10.Spend time : tốn thời gian ….
E.g: I spend time watching TV.

11.Make time for : cố gắng dành thời gian cho…
E.g: Today I’m busy, but I’ll make time for you.

12.Have time  : có thời gian
E.g: Do you have time to help me?

13.Waste time : lãng phí thời gian.
E.g: I waste time listening to music every day.

14.a waste of time : sự lãng phí thời gian. 
E.g: It's a waste of time calling that company. They never answer the telephones.

15.time for a change : thời gian để thay đổi. 
E.g: After working in the same job for 5 years, I now feel like it is time for a change.

16.make time : cố gắng sắp xếp thời gian. 
E.g: I know that you are busy, but you will have to make time to attend the meeting.

17.a whale of a time : có thời gian tuyệt vời/ vui vẻ.. 
E.g: I had a whale of a time at your party. Please invite me to your next one.

18.time is money : thời gian là vô giá. 
E.g:I can't wait here all day. Time is money, you know?

19.Pass the time : làm gì đó cho nhanh hết giờ.
E.g: I’m determined to pass the time.

20.On time : đến đúng chính xác giờ, không trễ.
E.g: The trains are rarely on time.

21.Just in time : vừa kịp giờ. 
E.g: I arrived just in time for my flight to London.

22.It’s about time  : đây là thời gian để…
E.g: It’s about time you cleaned your room!

23.Take time off : nghỉ ngơi công việc để đi du lịch thư giãn rồi quay lại làm. 
E.g: You are working too much. You need to take some time off.'

24.time heals all wounds : thời gian chữa lành mọi vết thương. 
E.g: I was sad for a long time after I broke up with my boyfriend, but time heals all wounds. I'm fine now.

25.time flies : thời gian trôi nhanh. 
E.g: Time flies when you are having fun.'

26.in the nick of time : … ở phút cuối cùng. 
E.g: My team scored in the nick of time. The game was in the last few seconds.

27. As time goes by : thời gian trôi qua. 
E.g: As time has gone by I have become less interested in going to nightclubs on the weekends.

28. Time after time : liên tục. 
E.g: Time after time Tom was late for school. His teacher told him if he was late again he would be in big trouble.

29.Dead on time : thời gian chính xác từ/ bắt đầu từ 
E.g: I left dead on time at 10.45 am.

30.Right on time : đến đúng giờ .
E.g: The trial lawyer was right on time for his next case.


1.I spent 5 hours writing that report and then my boss told me that he didn't need it. What a ___!

 A. in the nick of time
 B. waste of time
 C. time heals all wounds
 D. kill time

2. I like to play the guitar? What do you do in your ___?

 A. time flies
 B. spare time
 C. on time
 D. hard time

3. I got on the train a second before it left. I was just ___.

 A. time for a change
 B. in the nick of time
 C. make time
 D. save time

4. Look! I can't believe it. It's 5pm already. ___ when you are having fun!
 A. A whale of a time
 B. Time flies
 C. Out of time
 D. Turn back the hands of time

5. I don't want to go on holiday to Spain again this year. I think it's ___ and to go somewhere different.

 A. time is money
 B. on time
 C. as time goes by
 D. time for a change

6. ___ he forgets my birthday. Every year is the same. He never remembers.

 A. Too much time on my hands
 B. A hard time
 C. Time heals all wounds
 D. Time after time

7. ___ if the price of oil will fall in the future.

 A. As time goes by
 B. Out of time
 C. Only time will tell
 D. Have a whale of a time

8. You are sad now, but you will be ok in a couple of weeks. Remember, ___.

 A. time heals all wounds
 B. time is money
 C. kill time
 D. time after time

9. I'm never late for work. I always arrive ___.

 A. spare time
 B. too much time on my hands
 C. as time goes by
D.  right on time

10. That nightclub is fantastic! I had ___.

 A. a hard time
 B. a waste of time
 C. time is money
 D. a whale of a time


1. B
2. B
3. B
4. B
5. D
6. D
7. C
8. A
9. D
10. D

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