the time is up

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Definition of the time is up

: the allowed period of time has ended When the time was up, the teacher told the students to put down their pencils and hand in their tests.

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“The time is up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20time%20is%20up. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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