• Idiom – Time flies
  • Meaning – Time passes very quickly. This expression is used when you observe that a certain period of time has passed surprisingly quickly.
  • It’s also very common to hear people say Time flies when you’re having fun!

When could you use this idiom?

  • An enjoyable event has ended; you were expecting it to continue for some time.
  • Your holiday is over too soon.
  • An event that seems fresh in the memory was actually long ago.
  • You’ve been having so much fun that you’re unaware of the passing of time.
  • Jacky: “When did we visit Paris together? Was it 3 years ago?”
  • Barbara: “It was 8 years ago! How time flies!”

  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.