Idiom: 'The sands of time'

What does 'The sands of time' mean?

Meaning: The sands of time is an idiom meaning that time runs out either through something reaching an end or through a person's death. It comes from the sand used in hourglasses, an ancient way of measuring time.

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Country: International English | Subject Area: Time | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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