High time 怎么说'早该这件事了'?

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Image caption The clockmaker Alan Wilson adjusts the time on Canongate Tolbooth in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell.

今日短語

短語表達 high time 意思是某事需要盡快辦,因為已經遲了,不能再拖下去了。

例句

I'm already 42. It's high time I sorted my pension out!

The plane's due to leave in 30 minutes. It's high time we were boarding.

It's high time we got our car serviced. It's been making that funny noise for months.

請注意

請注意在上面的例句中,語法上 high time 前面不用加冠詞,後面跟的句型是一般過去時或過去進行時。

當這個短語和冠詞連用時,意思會完全不一樣,指非常熱鬧的氣氛,度過精彩的時光。這個用法比較老套。

We had a high old time at Martin's party last night. You should have been there.