We know full well there's just time.

I can't understand the meaning of this sentence.

Does it mean there's only one time or there just remains a little time?

Is this phrase common?

Another question is about the adverbs full and well coming together after the verb know.

Is it exclusive to the verb to know? Can they come after any verb?

And what do they mean mean?

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The expression "know full well" is an idiom https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/know-full-well It means "know without a doubt". "full well" meant "fully", but it is now only used in this idiom.

Saying "There's just time (for something)" means there is exactly the right amount of time for it, but no spare time.

It is 7:50 now. The train comes at 8:00. It takes me 10 minutes to drink a cup of coffee. So there is just time for a cup of coffee.

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