A1 What do you call the time in the early morning before the sun comes into sight?

A3 The time between the middle of the day and suppertime:

A9 What do you call wasting time by not working on the job?

A10 And doing little unimportant things: Somebody asks, “What are you doing?” and you answer, “Nothing in particular—I’m just ________.”

A11 When somebody takes too long about coming to a decision, you might say, “I wish he’d quit ________.”

A12 When somebody keeps you waiting, you might say, “Hurry up! I don’t have all day to _______ you!”

A13 When something needs to be done immediately, you might say, “I’ll do it ________!”

A14 Referring to a very short period of time: “I’ll be ready in ________.” or “It won’t take any longer than ________.”

A16 A very long period of time: “I haven’t seen her ________.”

A18 Words or expressions used around here about a very slow person: “What’s keeping him? He certainly is ________!”

A21 When someone is in too much of a hurry, you might say, “Now just slow down! Don’t ________.”

A23 To do something at the very first try: “She got the right answer ________.”

A24 Speaking of someone who has always been the same way: “He’s been hot-tempered (from) ________.”

A26 Talking about the past: “People used to walk a lot, but everybody drives a car ________.”

A27 Do you have a special name for the birthday when your age matches the day of the month on which you were born?

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