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English definition of “time and tide wait for no man”

time and tide wait for no man

UK literary saying
said to emphasize that people cannot stop the passing of time, and therefore should not delay doing thingsWaitingStaying and remainingSpending time and time passing Grammar:TimeTime is a noun with a number of meanings. In some senses it is countable, and in others it is uncountable. A good learner’s dictionary will give you its many meanings and tell you whether it is countable or uncountable.
(Definition of time and tide wait for no man from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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