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The meaning of "about time"

" About time "
1. Almost time. 2. High time.
1. Hurry up, it’s about time for the game to start. 2. These running shoes are worn through. It’s about time I got a new pair.
Where did it originate?:
1. and 2., both British.
Where is it used?:
Both meanings widely used.
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