time is not on someone's side

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Definition of time is not on someone's side

used to say that a person will have less chance of success because he or she has to do something very soonIf we wait too long to buy the tickets, the concert may be sold out: time is not on our side.

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“Time is not on someone's side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20is%20not%20on%20someone%27s%20side. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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