in good time

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AdverbEdit

in good time (not comparable)

  1. At a suitable time.
    • 1606, William Shakespeare, King Lear, act 2, sc. 4,
      Lear: I gave you all—
      Reagan: And in good time you gave it.
  2. Before an appointed time; with time to spare.
    • 1818, Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, ch. 10,
      No visitors appeared to delay them, and they all three set off in good time for the pump-room.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World, ch. 3,
      A taxicab took me round in good time for my appointment.

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Last modified on 29 January 2014, at 09:39