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The passing of time - synonyms or related words



the process by which time passes

go by

if time goes by, it passes

wear on

if time wears on, it passes

tick away

if time ticks away or ticks by, it passes



formal if time elapses, it passes



if time intervenes, it passes before you do something or before something happens

creep by

if time creeps by, it passes very slowly

slip by

if time or an opportunity slips by, it passes and you fail to use it or to gain an advantage from it

time flies

used for saying that time seems to be passing very quickly

the passage of time

the process by which time passes



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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