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a la hora loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (a tiempo, puntualmente)on time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 No llegué tarde; llegué a la hora.
 I didn't arrive late. I arrived on time.
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a la hora de loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (actividad del día)when the time comes to, when it's time to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)when it comes to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  at preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Todos se sientan a la mesa a la hora de comer.
 Everyone sits at the table when the time comes to (or: when it's time to) eat.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. When it comes to going out I'm always waiting for my wife to get ready.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I usually get home at lunchtime.
a la hora de,
a la hora de hacer algo
loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a").
(en el momento de)when preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (formal)upon preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  when it comes to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Esta empresa es muy generosa la hora de ayudar a los más necesitados.
 This company is very generous when helping the needy.
a la hora de la hora loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). AmC, MX; coloquial (llegado el momento de actuar)when it comes down to it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  when the time comes exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Todos tus amiguitos se las dan de muy valientes; pero, a la hora de la hora, son unos cobardes.
 All your friends pretend to be brave, but when it comes down to it they are cowards.
a la hora en punto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (a la hora exacta)on the dot preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  right on time preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  on the hour preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Cuando vas a viajar, no debes llegar al aeropuerto a la hora en punto sino con un par de horas de anticipación.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I'll meet you at 5 o'clock on the dot.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Hercules arrived right on time.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. My alarm goes off every hour on the hour.
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