Meaning of à la bonne heure in English:

à la bonne heure

Pronunciation /ˌa la ˌbɒn ˈəː/ /ˌa lə ˌbɒn ˈəː/ /ˌɑː lɑː ˌbɒn ˈəː/


  • ‘Fine’, ‘great’; ‘all well and good’; ‘so be it’.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philip Stanhope (1694–1773), politician and diplomatist. From French à la bonne heure, lit. ‘at the right time’ from à (preposition) at, to + la, feminine definite article + bonne, feminine of bon good + heure hour, time.