The time is ticking

In the recent confirmation hearings,  Senator John Kerry noted that “the time is ticking” for Syrian President Bashar Assad:

 “History caught up to us. That never happened. And it’s now moot, because he (Assad) has made a set of judgments that are inexcusable, that are reprehensible, and I think is not long for remaining as the head of state in Syria,” the senator said. “I think the time is ticking.”

This is a mash up of “the clock is ticking” and “the time is coming” with maybe the clock on 60 minutes thrown in for good measure.  Thanks to Yvonne for catching this one and passing it on!