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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’.
See also: flies, time
References in classic literature ?
You must make your conversation regarding my dear new country of England less interesting, so that I may not forget how time flies by us," and with a courtly bow, he quickly left me.
Go to the king, monsieur; go; time flies, and D'Artagnan, while we are losing time, is flying, like an arrow, along the high-road.
Although we tend to believe that time flies when we're having a good time, these studies indicate what it is about the enjoyable time that causes it to go by more quickly," said Gable.
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Speaking about how time flies, the summer is just around the corner and I'm sure a lot of people feel that this is one time that appears to drag and never end.
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TIME flies in the music business and, scarily enough, it's six years since Scouting For Girls (above) introduced their brand of lyrical catchiness to the British charts.
He said: "It is shocking how time flies but there are two ways you can look at this situation.
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TIME flies for country/folk star John Prine, who plays at Birmingham's Symphony Hall tonight.