time is at a premium

Definition of time is at a premium

:something needs to happen or be done very soon
  • Overnight delivery is available when time is at a premium.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : leisure

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

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

premium play
  1. : a reward or recompense for a particular act

  2. : a sum over and above a regular price paid chiefly as an inducement or incentive

  3. : a sum in advance of or in addition to the nominal value of something

  1. : of exceptional quality or amount


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