time of day

Definition of time of day 

1a : the time as indicated by the clock asked him what time of day it was

b : the present time it is unnecessary at this time of day to argue that the world is round

2a : the state of the case : the true situation he's been here long enough to know the time of day

b : the latest fashion has long set the time of day in … champagnesNew Yorker

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