- High time is defined as a long-awaited event, an appropriate time, or past the appropriate time.
When you wait until you are 30 and your parents kick you out of their basement before you finally get around to getting a job, this is an example of a situation where someone might say "It is high time you got a job!"
- time beyond the proper time but before it is too late; none too soon
- ☆ Slang a lively, exciting, enjoyable timealso high old time
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