time hangs/lies heavy

time hangs heavy

Time moves slowly. Time hangs heavy on all of us in those dull corporate meetings.
See also: hang, heavy, time
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time hangs heavy

Also, time hangs heavy on one's hands. Time passes slowly, as in She adjusted quite well to the nursing home, except that she says time hangs heavy on her hands . This metaphoric term, first recorded in the late 1760s, likens the passage of time to a burdensome weight.
See also: hang, heavy, time
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time hangs/lies ˈheavy (on your ˈhands)

time seems to pass very slowly because you are bored or have nothing to do: In prison, time hangs heavy.
See also: hang, heavy, lie, time
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