there's no time like the present

Definition of there's no time like the present

  1. —used to say that the best time to do something is right now “Should we do it now?” “Sure. There's no time like the present.”

Word by Word Definitions

thereplay
  1. :  in or at that place

    :  to or into that place :  thither

    :  at that point or stage

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

    : used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. :  that place or position

    :  that point

  1. : used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

    : used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

    :  capable of being relied on for support or aid

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

presentplay
  1. :  something presented :  gift

  1. :  to bring or introduce into the presence of someone especially of superior rank or status

    :  to introduce socially

    :  to bring (as a play) before the public

  1. :  now existing or in progress

    :  being in view or at hand

    :  existing in something mentioned or under consideration

  1. :  present occasion or affair

    :  the present words or statements

    :  the legal instrument or other writing in which these words are used


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