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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“All (of) the time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20%28of%29%20the%20time. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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