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high time

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.
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high time

The appropriate or urgent time: It's high time that you started working.
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Hurriyat has also discussed that we seek cooperation rather than confrontation, and it's high time the Indian leadership also come forward with a sincere mindset, so that serious negotiations among all parties could be initiated," he said.
I believe this is high time that Government of India and Government of Pakistan should move ahead of their political ideologies and start work on implementation of four-point formula floated by former General and president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf," he said.
It is now high time to sit at the dialogue roundtable and everybody is urged to appreciate and respect the opinions of others as part of the components of political action, the Minister accentuated.
It is high time to reach a realistic solution to the Sahara issue," Jimenez told Spanish paper on Saturday, adding that is it the duty of the parties concerned to decide on this realistic solution.
It is high time they refrain from fanatical nationalism at the cost of other nationalities, their employers, this city and nation that welcomes all irrespective of their caste, creed and religion.
It is high time for labor unions, federations, economic associations, non-governmental organizations, and every Lebanese citizen who believes in this country to unite in a collective cry .
As Boro boss Gareth Southgate said afterwards, there is "history" as far as the cheating winker (right) is concerned and it's high time he was hauled up on a charge for bringing the game into disrepute.
It is high time that Human Rights Commissions be abolished because of their history of biased, anti-religious, anti-free-speech rulings.
It is high time for other cement producers to admit they are not being 'injured' by Mexican cement imports and to agree with Commerce to a suspension of the 15-year-old anti-dumping duty on those imports," Sandherr said.
Dear Editor, - isn't it high time the poet Dr Edward Lowbury was recognised in our city?
While not actually advocating a wholesale abandonment of the BT/GE program, the book does emphasize that it is high time for scientists in the public interest to take a thorough second look at BT/GE and do a systemic review of all its theoretical assumptions and research methods.
We had flown more than 100 hours over the limit and didn't know the component was even close to high time.
North Bay city council thinks it is high time to revive the idea of establishing the city as an international air cargo hub.
It's high time that physicians, the American Heart Association, schools, parents, and the food industry made healthful diets the norm rather than something that people must make a Herculean effort to consume.
But where I come from, theory is supposed to flow from practice, and I think it's high time that our theorists and thinkers on the left also made themselves useful to grassroots movements, speaking with the movement--as participants