make good time

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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.
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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.
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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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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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