all (of) the time

idiom

Definition of all (of) the time

1 : on every occasion : always You can't be right all of the time.
2 informal : very often or frequently "Do you ever take the subway to work?" "Yeah, all the time."
3 usually all the time : since something began : from the beginning The police knew all the time who was guilty.

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