Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(all) in good time

in good timeall in good time
Meaning(s)
1) early, with no risk of being late
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    • finished the project in good time
  • Analysis

    If you are 'in good time' for something, it means you are punctual or early and in no danger of being late. If you 'make good time' you arrive somewhere earlier than you had anticipated. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Don't worry about being late for your appointment; we will make it in good time.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We finished the project in good time. It was nice not to have to worry about making a deadline for once!
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2) eventually, when the moment is right
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    • don't worry, it will happen in good time
  • Analysis

    The expression 'all in good time' means 'in due course' or 'without haste'. If you say something will happen 'in good time' you mean that it will happen eventually in its own time.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Don't get down about being passed over for that promotion. It will happen in good time as long as you keep working hard.
    2. Person A: "When are we going to find out whether there will be job cuts?" Person B: "All in good time. Just be patient and stop worrying!"
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We will buy a new car in good time, the one we have at the moment has a year or two left in it yet.
    2. If you want a girlfriend it will happen in good time, there is no point in trying to force these things.
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