make good time

make good time

To go at a steady, desirable pace, or faster than expected, thus saving time on a journey. We were late leaving the station, but hopefully we'll make good time on the way. We made good time in the morning, but the kids kept getting car sick after lunch and it really set us back.
See also: good, make, time
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make good time

to proceed at a fast or reasonable rate. On our trip to Toledo, we made good time. I'm making good time, but I have a long way to go.
See also: good, make, time
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make good time

Travel far in a short time, as in We made good time, getting to Vermont in only four hours. [Late 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make good, etc. ˈtime

go as fast as, or faster than you expected or hoped: On the first part of the trip we made good time.
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We need to make good time and make sure we're headed in the right direction.
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