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    Red face The expression "What time do you make it?"

    Hi
    I'm very curious to know why it is said like ' What time do you make it?' or 'What time do you have?' or ' What time you got?' when people want to know the present time in English.
    I usually know that 'make it' means 'success',' accomplish',...
    but it's weired to use make or have or got...
    I can't understand...
    Help me please...
    and indicate my phrase to corret above.

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    Default Re: The expression "What time do you make it?"

    Quote Originally Posted by chisco View Post
    Hi
    I'm very curious to know why it is said like ' What time do you make it?' or 'What time do you have?' or ' What time you got?' when people want to know the present time in English.
    I usually know that 'make it' means 'success',' accomplish',...
    but it's weired to use make or have or got...
    I can't understand...
    Help me please...
    and indicate my phrase to corret above.
    Here, 'make it' is used when neither has a watch or other timepiece and we're asking someone's opinion as to the time.

    Both 'What time do you have?' and ' What time you got?' simply mean,

    'What time do you have [on your watch]?

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