Far past the desired time
- It's about time a few movie makers with original ideas were given a chance.
Ahead of the curve
Innovative, devising new ideas in advance of others
- Business schools pride themselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to management theory and innovation.
Around the clock
At all times
- You work around the clock last night?
- My sister lives in Alaska, so I only see her once in a blue moon.
Cold light of day
From a realistic rather than wishful perspective
- The next morning, in the cold light of day, Sarah realized what a complete idiot she had been.
In the nick of time
Just in time; with no time to spare
- News of interest cuts came in the nick of time for borrowers.
In the dark
Unaware of something
- I'm as much in the dark as you.
Month of Sundays
A long time, many months
- He's never going to get that finished in a month of Sundays!
Time is money
Time is valuable, so don’t waste it
- In this case, time is money for both of us.