it's getting late

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of it's getting late

used to say that time is passing and especially that evening or late evening is coming
  • It's getting late so we should probably go home.

Word by Word Definitions

it play
  1. : that one — compare he, its, she, they

  2. used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent

  3. used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning

  1. : the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (such as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)

get play getting
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

late play
  1. : coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time

  2. : of, relating to, or imposed because of tardiness

  3. : of or relating to an advanced stage in point of time or development : occurring near the end of a period of time or series

  1. : after the usual or proper time

  2. : at or to an advanced point of time

  3. : not long ago : recently


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