make up for lost time - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    to spend a lot of time doing something because you did not have the chance to do it before

    After 30 years apart the sisters were keen to make up for lost time.

  2. 2
    to do something more quickly or more often because something prevented you from making progress before

    The project was delayed for two weeks so we’re trying to make up for lost time.

See also main entry: lost