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on time

At or before the scheduled or expected time; not late. I know we left later than we meant to, but we'll still get there on time—I know a shortcut! John's never on time, so I always tell him to show up an hour earlier than anyone else.
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on time

before the deadline; by the stated time. Please make sure that your essays are completed on time. My taxes were not done on time, so I had to pay a penalty.
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on time

1. Punctually, according to schedule, as in I hope the plane will be on time. [Early 1800s]
2. By paying in installments, on credit, as in They are buying their car on time. The time here refers to the designated period in which payments must be made. [Mid-1800s]
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(right) on ˈtime

(also bang on ˈtime) (informal) at the correct time, neither early nor late; punctual: I always have to wait for you — you’re never on time.The train came in bang on time for once.
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on time

1. According to schedule; punctual or punctually.
2. By paying in installments.
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