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time is up

The amount of time allowed to do or complete something is over. OK, everyone, put your pencils down, your time is up. I enjoyed trying out the virtual reality machine, but my time was up before I could really get into it.
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time's up

1. The time limit has expired; the deadline has been reached; there is no time left. OK, everyone, time's up. Please put your pencils down and hand up your tests. I'm afraid time's up for Tina. She had plenty of time to comply, but we simply can't give her any more extensions.
2. A movement begun in 2018 by prominent women actors in response to the many sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men in the film industry (perhaps most notably film producer Harvey Weinstein). The term is used in the name of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which assists with legal fees incurred by the victims of such misconduct. It is typically capitalized and is often used as a hashtag. Along with Me Too, Time's Up has changed the conversation not only in Hollywood but in every workplace. To all the powerful men who have abused their power to mistreat women, we say: Time's Up. Another producer exposed for misconduct. #TimesUp
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Time is up.

Fig. The allotted time has run out. You must stop now. Your time is up. Time's up! Turn in your tests whether you're finished or not.
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time is up

The period of time allowed for something is ended, as in Turn in your papers, students; time is up. This idiom uses up in the sense of "completed" or "expired," a usage dating from about 1400.
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Earlier this year, Markle also voiced her support for the #MeToo campaign and Times Up's movements.
On Monday, a group of women in the entertainment industry, including A-listers such as Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Natalie Portman, announced an initiative called Times Up, which is aimed at combating sexual harassment.
But the group is taking pains to ally itself with less-glamorous fields: In an open letter announcing its mission, Times Ups supporters made clear that they werent just aiming for better treatment on movie sets, citing support for farmworkers, housekeepers, wait staff and home health aides.
SPEAKING to the press corps at Doncaster after Times Up's timely success, John Dunlop made a point of thanking journalists for the kind things written about him following the announcement of his retirement.
Should Times Up go on to win the Prix du Cadran he will provide Castle Stables with a first Group 1 victory in ten years.
John Dunlop is another face that has been lacking success in 2012, but Times Up did his bit to put maytters right in the Lonsdale Cup.
Royal Diamond's jockey Niall McCullagh set too strong a pace on favourite Saddler's Rock, which played to Times Up's strengths.
Buick, who won the Nunthorpe (G1) on Friday with Australian mare Ortensia, said of Times Up: "He's come back to his best.
And that was certainly case for veteran handler John Dunlop whose frustrating search for winners took a positive turn when the William Buick-ridden Times Ups won the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup.
He is versatile when it comes to the ground and is very solid, but I like the form of Times Up's win at Newmarket.
That day he cantered through the race and won easily, but Newmarket is Times Up's track and I wonder whether he'll be as effective at Ascot.
One horse who wasn't far behind Times Up last time was Nehaam and, having shown good form at this track, I wouldn't be surprised if John Gosden's charge reversed the placings.