In fact, being accustomed to the darkness, a blind man can enjoy an advantage. D-day A deadline, the last hour, the moment of truth; a date established for any significant event, originally for a secret military operation.
The term is currently used in a similar way, especially in the academic world where students often refer to the due, date for the submission of work as D-day.graveyard shift A work shift usually from twelve midnight until eight in the morning; any late-night shift; also the graveyard watch.
Factories running 24 hours a day employ three shifts—day, swing, and midnight or. The expression gained currency during World War II when so many factories were operating around-the-clock.
It was for the most part replaced by the analogous term H-hour during World War II.
As currently used, the expression often carries an implication of - a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something; "take time to smell the roses"; "I didn't have time to finish"; "it took more than half my time"while, spell, patch, piece - a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"daylight saving, daylight savings, daylight-saving time, daylight-savings time - time during which clocks are set one hour ahead of local standard time; widely adopted during summer to provide extra daylight in the eveningsnowadays, present - the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"meter reading, reading, indication - a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading"; "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"quickly, rapidly, swiftly, in a moment, in a flash, speedily, in an instant, apace, before you know it, in a trice, in a jiffy (informal), in two shakes of a lamb's tail (informal), before you can say Jack Robinson Quotations"But meanwhile it is flying, irretrievable time is flying" [Virgil Georgics]"Time is the best medicine" [Ovid Remedia Amoris]"Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternity" [Marcus Aurelius Meditations]"Wait for that wisest of Counsellors, Time" [Pericles]"To every thing there is a season, and a time""to every purpose under heaven:""A time to be born, and a time to die ...""A time to love, and a time to hate;""A time of war, and a time of peace" Bible: Ecclesiastes"Come what may,""Time and the hour runs through the roughest day" [William Shakespeare Macbeth]"time the subtle thief of youth" [John Milton Sonnet 7]"Remember that time is money" [Benjamin Franklin Advice to a Young Tradesman]"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them" [Dion Boucicault London Assurance]"The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time" [W. Yeats in memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz]"Time goes, you say? ""Alas, Time stays, we go" [Henry Austin Dobson The Paradox of Time]"Time rushes by and yet time is frozen.
According to the theory of relativity it depends on the observer's frame of reference.
Time is considered as a fourth coordinate required, along with three spatial coordinates, to specify an event. (General Sporting Terms) time on Austral an additional period played at the end of a match, to compensate for time lost through injury or (in certain circumstances) to allow the teams to achieve a conclusive result.
In its most common usage, the expression cites a younger person’s age as the basis for denigrating his status, experience, ideals, or philosophies.between dog and wolf Neither day nor night; dusk.
The dog is a domesticated animal, and therefore associated with all that is civilized and ordered, such as the day.
(General Physics) physics a quantity measuring duration, usually with reference to a periodic process such as the rotation of the earth or the vibration of electromagnetic radiation emitted from certain atoms.