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    times and times

    Hi.
    I have two questions about the following passage.

    "We have a whole night ahead of us, Sir Kenneth. What do you say we make a night _of_ it?"

    "Knight who?" Malone said. He felt confused again. It seemed as if he was always feeling confused lately.

    "Don't be silly, Sir Kenneth," Her Majesty said. "There are times and times."

    "Sure," Malone said at random. _And time and a half_, he thought. _Possibly for overtime._ "What is Your Majesty thinking of?" he asked with trepidation.
    (The Project Gutenberg eBook of That Sweet Little Old Lady, by Mark Phillips)


    (1)"There are times and times."
    Does this mean "there is plenty of time ahead"?

    (2)_And time and a half_, he thought. _Possibly for overtime._
    Is he thinking that he could earn 150% of his wage if the night out with her Majesty was accepted as "overtime" work?

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    Re: times and times

    1 There are occasions when something is appropriate and others when it is not
    2 As she can read minds, I imagine he's trying to suggest being paid overtime.

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