Definition of time and tide wait for no man in English:

time and tide wait for no man

phrase

proverb
  • If you don't make use of a favourable opportunity, you may never get the same chance again.

    • ‘But time and tide wait for no man - or ship - and the vessel will be taken up the river Medway, where it will be turned into a bar and restaurant.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, as the old saying goes, time and tide wait for no man.’
    • ‘There was just so much more to see and do but time and tide wait for no man, and my budget was going on a diet, losing weight fast.’
    • ‘And as Geoff was fond of saying, time and tide wait for no man.’
    • ‘‘Yes, but let's get moving; time and tide wait for no man, as the saying goes,’ offered Stilwell.’