in someone's time of need

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - time of need

"in someone's time of need"

at a time when someone very much needs help


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - time of need

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  It is terrible news that Barb and John's house has burnt down.

Friend 2:  Good thing that nobody was hurt.

Friend 1:  Where are they going to live now?

Friend 2:  I have told them that they can come and live at my house for as long as they need.

Friend 1:  Good for you to provide friends with help in their time of need.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - time of need

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I need to ask the boss for three days off from work.

Colleague 2:  What's up?

Colleague 1:  My nephew has just died of cancer and I feel the need to support my sister in her time of need.

Colleague 2:  I am sure the boss will understand.

in someone's time of need - Usage:


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in someone's time of need - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for in someone's time of need.

in someone's time of need - Examples:

1)  ... also played a crucial role in bringing his football family closer together in their time of need. He is an exceptional human being.

2)  ... building a reputation for assisting people in their time of need and this begins with offering them a cup of tea and an ear ...

3)  ... have worked hard all their lives to be let down in this way in their time of need?

4)  ... reduce the suffering that widows endure by raising their status and helping them in their time of need.

5)  ... county when times are tough. Real and genuine supporters stand by them in their time of need.

6)  ... feels the church let him down in his time of need.

7)  ... the impact and value of an organization and community that supported him in his time of need, ...

8)  ... it shows how you were there for him in his time of need.

9)  ... holds some resentment towards the club who he felt didn't back him in his time of need

10)  ... wife and business partners abandon him in his time of need and faced with the prospect of losing his medical license, ...

11)  But Churchill got the job done is what I'm saying. In its time of need, he saved his country. 

12)  And we simply can not desert it in its time of need.

13)  Most importantly, the world community has a moral duty to help Jordan in its time of need; the country remains an oasis of stability, peace and serenity in ...

14)  ... the least that we, the consumer, can do for the honeybee in its time of need.

15)  They waited with my Mam in her time of need, rang an ambulance and contacted my brother.

16)  With authorities failing to assist her in her time of need, the victim has now sought justice from the highest in the land.

17)  He did nothing for my daughter in her time of need.

18)  She has no one to turn to in her time of need, ...

19)  She gave my mother and I hope and help in our time of need and I am grateful to her for this, ...

20)  ... to the intensive care unit. But what do our politicians do in our time of need - they grandstand - offering little hope to the millions who are seeking ...