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It’s about time: You say this to someone who is late and finally arrives or who is late in finishing a job. “It’s about time you got that done!” 

Now and then:  This means “occasionally,” not often, but sometimes. “I like to listen to music now and then. I have to be in the mood for it.” 

Sooner or later: This means “in the end,” or “finally”.  Sooner or later she will learn the lesson that if she wants to succeed she has to work hard.

Let’s sleep on it:  Let’s wait a little bit and think more before we decide to do something.

Twenty-four seven:   Short for “24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” 

I can’t wait:  You really want to do something. You are very excited. “I can’t wait for the concert next week!” 

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