keep good time


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keep good time

[for a watch or clock] to be accurate. I have to return my watch to the store because it doesn't keep good time. Mine keeps good time.
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"A Rolex watch for pounds 20 is just not going to be real, and anyway how long is it going to last - is it going to keep good time or just going to be a showpiece?"
Compared to the potential disaster of half the world's computers being stuck in a 20th century time warp, not being able to keep good time if they did didn't seem such a big problem.