What does 'The sands of time' mean?

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.

Idioms similar to 'The sands of time'

All idioms have been editorially reviewed, and submitted idioms may have been edited for correctness and completeness.

See also: