Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)

Our perception of time is not constant. We have a selective perception of how time is passing based on circumstance and how we are emotionally affected by them. At certain times, as when we are bored, time will seem to pass by more slowly, while at other times, more quickly. This is the subject of … Read more

Till the Cows Come Home

Also: Until the cows come home Meaning of Idiom “Till the Cows Come Home’ Till the cows come home means a vey long time, perhaps forever; an indefinite but long period of time. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. 3Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,Cresswell, … Read more

Time Is Ripe

Meaning of Idiom ‘The Time is Ripe’ When we say the time is ripe for something we mean that the conditions are good and the right moment has been reached. The time is ripe means essentially the same things as the time is right. Examples Of Use “The time is ripe for gay marriage to be … Read more


Also: Close-fisted Meaning of Idiom ‘Tight-Fisted’ To be tight-fisted means to be unwilling to spend money; stingy and miserly. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. Examples Of Use “I would ask my father for a loan but he’s so tight-fisted I know he would never help.” “Everyone was surprised when … Read more