time is of the essence

Definition of "time is of the essence"
  1. A phrase in contracts indicating that punctuality and meeting deadlines is crucial and non-compliance can lead to termination
How to use "time is of the essence" in a sentence
  1. The construction company made sure to meet all deadlines, as their contract stated that time is of the essence.
  2. In delivering the shipment, time is of the essence, as the customer needed the goods by a specific date.
  3. Because time is of the essence in the software contract, the team worked overtime to meet the tight deadline.

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