Definition of in (or over) the course of time in English:

in (or over) the course of time

phrase

  • As time goes by.

    ‘the property will deteriorate in the course of time’
    • ‘Those who have studied this worldwide problem say that ‘continuous exposure’ to 85 decibels of noise will, in course of time, damage hearing ability.’
    • ‘The nature of that support is the matter of ongoing discussions and it's too soon to speculate about what it might develop into in the course of time.’
    • ‘He said people should encourage musicians to render new keertanas so that they too became popular in the course of time.’
    • ‘However in the course of time, gold has become the preferred metal for use in hand wrought jewellery.’
    • ‘This is a topic which I will return to in the course of time, when I shall use the evidence presented in this book to discuss one key decision that writers have to make.’