time flies

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time flies (when you're having fun)

Fig. time passes very quickly. (From the Latin tempus fugit.) I didn't really think it was so late when the party ended. Doesn't time fly? Time simply flew while the old friends exchanged news.
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time flies

Time passes quickly, as in It's midnight already? Time flies when you're having fun, or I guess it's ten years since I last saw you-how time flies. This idiom was first recorded about 1800 but Shakespeare used a similar phrase, "the swiftest hours, as they flew," as did Alexander Pope, "swift fly the years."
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time ˈflies

(saying) time seems to pass very quickly: How time flies! I’ve got to go now.Time has flown since I started working here.This is a translation of the Latin phrase ‘tempus fugit’.
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