Definition of on time in English:

on time


  • Punctual; punctually:

    ‘the train was on time’
    ‘we paid our bills on time’
    • ‘Interest is normally charged at once, even if you pay the bill in full on time.’
    • ‘Get the trains to run on time and passengers might believe some of the other promises being made.’
    • ‘This time, Michael is being sued for apparently not paying his vet bills on time.’
    • ‘The pressure to reach a destination on time has serious consequences for our driving safety.’
    • ‘Just because you can code a reverse compiler in your sleep doesn't mean you pay your phone bill on time.’
    • ‘The train left on time and the Wallace monument rapidly faded into the distance.’
    • ‘A huge amount of hard work goes into making sure the newspaper is published on time each and every week.’
    • ‘Immediately she took over the practical details of his life, seeing that bills get paid on time.’
    • ‘Mind you, if the trains run on time they will have less than half an hour to get from the station and into the ground.’
    • ‘My husband and I have always paid every bill on time but are now prepared to withhold payment.’
    in time, in good time, on schedule, to schedule, when expected, timely, well timed
    on the dot
    bang on time, spot on time
    early, with time to spare, ahead of time, before the appointed time, ahead of schedule
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