- 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!"
high time definition by Webster's New World
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- time beyond the proper time but before it is too late; none too soon
- ☆ Slang a lively, exciting, enjoyable timealso high old time
high time - Phrases/Idioms
The appropriate time for something; also, past the appropriate time. For example, It's high time we did something about Martha's dog, or It's high time you children were in bed. The precise meaning of this term depends on the tone of voice and/or the context. For a synonym, see about time.