time is at a premium

Definition of time is at a premium

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

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  a reward or recompense for a particular act

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

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

  1. :  of exceptional quality or amount

    :  higher-priced

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