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    I have checked the Free Dictionary looking for the meaning of "It's high time." However, I am stuck with an abbreviation. Will you tell me what the full form of "Rur." is, please?

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    Default Re: "Rur."

    Rural.

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    Default Re: "Rur."

    I'd never have guessed. In British English, if slightly dated (the first example that came to mind was 'It's high time you learnt some manners' - typical of teachers of a certain vintage), it's perfectly urban.

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    Default Re: "Rur."

    I might have guessed it was an abbreviation for "rural" but I would have disagreed with it. It's certainly a common enough phrase in BrE, in all parts of the country.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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