time hangs heavy

time hangs heavy

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

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

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
References in classic literature ?
The time hangs heavy on our hands," thought the captain.
can't move And time hangs heavy as you sit in your room And wonder
For these warriors whose lives are sunk within the lumbering behemoth, time hangs heavy.
Time hangs heavy on their manicured hands, so they besiege him with their female troubles.