time hangs heavy

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time hangs/lies heavy (on somebody's hands)

if time hangs heavy, it seems to pass slowly because you do not have enough to do Time hangs heavy on your hands in prison.
See also: hang, heavy, time

time hangs heavy

Also, time hangs heavy on one's hands. Time passes slowly, as in She adjusted quite well to the nursing home, except that she says time hangs heavy on her hands . This metaphoric term, first recorded in the late 1760s, likens the passage of time to a burdensome weight.
See also: hang, heavy, time