Definition of in time in English:

in time

  • 1Not late; punctual: I came back in time for Molly’s party
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    • It is thanks to this additional work that phase one of the roadworks is now scheduled to end in time for the Christmas rush.
    • The organisers of the protest now face a desperate rush over the next month to ensure that they are ready in time for the summit.
    • The service will be launched at the end of the summer in time for the winter surge, but registration begins next week.
    early enough, in good time, punctually, promptly, on time, not too late, with time to spare, at the appointed/right time, on schedule
  • 3In accordance with the appropriate musical rhythm or tempo.
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    • A couple of horses grazed nearby, their tails swinging in time to the rhythm.
    • An articulated lorry pulled up alongside someway in time to the classical music on the radio.
    • This is one way of ensuring that the music will be played exactly in time.
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