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phrases about time
Time spent not working
Suzuki-san has asked to have a few days off for some much needed down time.
Note: Originally used to describe when a machine was stopped, but now also used to describe the time when people relax away from work.
Working beyond the usual hours
Maya-san has been working overtime for a month now and really needs a break.
Only time will tell
The answer will only become clear much later
Miura-san has been named CEO but only time will tell if he is the best one for the job.
It's about time
It's almost too late
Kinuta-san has started working on his spreadsheets for tomorrow's meeting? Well, it's about time.
Call a timeout
To request a break or rest period (from sports)
Toda-san called a timeout during the negotiations to call the head office for advice.