Time flies when you’re having fun

Idiom

Time flies when you’re having fun

Definition

Time passes very quickly when you are enjoying yourself.

Examples

I can’t believe how quickly the day went by – time really does fly when you’re having fun!

I haven’t seen the time go by – it feels like I’ve been having fun for hours!

We had a great time, it felt like no time had passed at all.

Origin

This idiom has been around since the 19th century, but the exact origin is unknown.

FAQs

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What does “time flies when you’re having fun” mean?

answer

This idiom means that time passes very quickly when you are enjoying yourself.

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Is this an old saying?

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Yes, this idiom has been around since the 19th century.