ADJ. exact, precise There is disagreement within the government over the exact timing of the referendum. | convenient The timing of the meeting is not convenient. | inconvenient, unfortunate the unfortunate timing of the announcement | accurate, careful, good, impeccable, perfect | bad, poor | split-second | comic
VERB + TIMING have He has the split-second timing all good players need.
PREP. with … ~ The punchline was delivered with perfect comic timing.
PHRASES get the timing right/wrong, a matter of timing Using press releases to good effect is a matter of timing. | a sense of timing She has a wonderful sense of timing.