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    out of time

    What does "I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time" mean? It's a quote from a song.
    Does it mean that she came late to a meeting or so or that she's an outdated or old-fashioned person?
    Last edited by krisfromgermany; 20-Jan-2017 at 21:36.

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    Re: out of time

    Without more context, my guess would be that she has no time left to act. She has to make her decision right now.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 21-Jan-2017 at 15:26. Reason: To correct a word.
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    Re: out of time

    Here's the quote in context: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSfRq1R86M8

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    Re: out of time

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    This is how I understand it. The girl has gone away for a period of time, maybe several days or weeks, and has returned wanting to get back together with the boy. The boy is saying that things have changed a lot since she went away and that she has returned too late to continue the relationship. She has run out of time.

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