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in time

(with something) Go to in step (with something).
See also: time

in time (for something)

also in time to do something
before it is too late I'm glad you made it in time. He planned to arrive in time to have dinner with his sister. I hope she gets here in time to see the show's opening number.
Usage notes: often used in the form just in time (almost too late): He was just in time for his flight.
See also: time

in time

1. Before a time limit expires, early enough, as in His speech begins at eight, so we've arrived in time. It is often put as in time for, as in Please come in time for dinner. [Second half of 1400s] Also see in good time.
2. Eventually, within an indefinite period, as in In time you'll see that Dad was right. [c. 1450] Also see in due course.
3. In the proper musical tempo or rhythm, as in It's important to dance in time to the music. [c. 1700]
See also: time

in time

1. Before a time limit expires.
2. Within an indefinite time; eventually: In time they came to accept the harsh facts.
3. Music
a. In the proper tempo.
b. Played with a meter.
See also: time
References in classic literature ?
look sharp, we are rather late; put on the steam, will you, and take us to the Victoria in time for the one o'clock train?
Gonzalez will be taking his test in time for our February swearing-in ceremony, or March at the latest.
citizenship - and voting eligibility - in time for November's election.