time is at a premium

idiom

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

Examples of time is at a premium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Loud and clear The names painted on the Los Angeles skyscrapers are the faster and easier-to-complete fill-ins, since time is at a premium and the artists risk arrest. Colette Gaiter, The Conversation, 15 Feb. 2024 With five players who are 19 years old — including three first-round draft picks in Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley — teaching time is at a premium. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Oct. 2022

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“Time is at a premium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20is%20at%20a%20premium. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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