Sunday, March 13, 2016

Time's Up

It is now Daylight Savings Time.  It brings to mind  our expressions and idioms that describe time.

The Wikipedia Time Philosophy Section brings us this introduction:
Two distinct viewpoints on time divide many prominent philosophers. One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe, a dimension in which events occur in sequenceSir Isaac Newton subscribed to this realist view, and hence it is sometimes referred to as Newtonian timeAn opposing view is that time does not refer to any kind of actually existing dimension that events and objects "move through", nor to any entity that "flows", but that it is instead an intellectual concept (together with space and number) that enables humans to sequence and compare events. This second view, in the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz and Immanuel Kant, holds that space and time "do not exist in and of themselves, but ... are the product of the way we represent things", because we can know objects only as they appear to us.
Here are a few of the expressions/idioms from The Free Dictionary's Time entry:

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