Definition of time limit in English:

time limit


  • A limit of time within which something must be done.

    ‘with this pass you can use the rail system as much as you like within a certain time limit’
    ‘strict time limits’
    • ‘The project has a time limit, with an initial commitment for this year.’
    • ‘There is a time limit of 42 days to lodge complaints and that time must be very nearly up!’
    • ‘The time frame has to be mentioned because there is such a short time limit within which an application can be made.’
    • ‘In the latter you have to drive a cab around town and make a certain amount of money within the time limit.’
    • ‘The Commission must also fix a time limit for the complainant to submit any further comments in writing.’
    • ‘The time limit could be broadened so as to encompass the months of July and August.’
    • ‘For example, the estimated time limit could be set at five days and the cost per night at £200.’
    • ‘Yet the Commission insisted on the right to extend the time limit to 12 years.’
    • ‘If the invoice needs to be adjusted downward, he must issue a credit note within the time limit.’
    • ‘The current time limit is generally six years but does not start for children until they turn 18.’
    • ‘Yes, that seems to be the rule and that provides for a time limit of two months.’
    • ‘Trusts might be able to keep their credits only if they pay out income within a certain time limit.’
    • ‘At the time, he publicly gave the time limit of three months for his plan to succeed.’
    • ‘We are willing to agree to a time limit whereby we find a new stadium within two further seasons.’
    • ‘It was a quiet day and it was easily sorted within the set time limit of five hours without water.’
    • ‘However, it did not give Israel a specified time limit within which to respond.’
    • ‘The riders have to clear 12 obstacles on the course within a specific time limit.’
    • ‘This material plainly has to reach the expert and the clause provides that it should do so within a specific time limit.’
    • ‘He admits the summary prosecution was not initiated within the legal time limit.’
    • ‘The relevant appeal notice will need to be completed in English, within the relevant time limit.’
    limit, finishing date, finishing time, target date, target time, cut-off point
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