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.

Examples of the time is up in a Sentence

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“The time is up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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