Definition of have no time for in English:

have no time for

phrase

  • 1Be unable or unwilling to spend time on.

    ‘he had no time for anything except essays and projects’
    • ‘He neglected his wives, whom he treated cruelly, and had no time for his children.’
    • ‘We have no time for play or at least play dates and the answer is to have families double up on free time by including everybody.’
    • ‘He dismissed the thought; he had no time for such nonsense.’
    • ‘Mostly I collect the remnants of hobbies I've lost enthusiasm for, or have managed to convince myself I have no time for.’
    • ‘In the meantime, my other modules on the Diploma course were being completely ignored, because I simply had no time for them.’
    • ‘Stressed-Out American Women Have No Time for Sleep.’
    • ‘She has no time for trivialities, and that includes worrying about what she looks like.’
    • ‘She rolled her eyes and kept walking, having no time for either his suggestions or his ultimatums.’
    • ‘I leave at dawn, and I have no time for more soul searching with you.’
    • ‘I had no time for that; I had to really knuckle down.’
    1. 1.1 Dislike or disapprove of.
      ‘he's got no time for airheads’
      • ‘He believes bullying victims live with the ordeal for years, and says he has no time for adults who brush it aside as ‘character-building’.’
      • ‘The hospital superintendent and staff try to extend a cordial welcome, but the Minister has no time for such trivialities.’
      • ‘It seems that if there's one thing she has no time for, it's female newscasters who are in the job only for their looks.’
      • ‘Perceived as one of this country's most intellectual moviemakers, the Jesuit-educated, one-time history student scoffs at people who claim they have no time for the tube.’
      • ‘His magazine continues to probe and document issues that the rest of the media had no time for.’
      • ‘She has no time for the traditional view of Pakistani women spending their life tied to the family home.’
      • ‘He shows, in his book, that he has no time for what he calls ‘fix-it’ MPs with mobile phones, pagers and e-mail.’
      • ‘Nadwi has no time for such critics, however, dismissing them as ‘narrow minded’ and ‘unrealistic’.’
      • ‘Young people of my generation had no time for Larkin's irony and simply dismissed traditional sexual morality as a clutter of meaningless taboos.’
      • ‘He's always been clear that there are certain Republicans he likes, and others whom he has no time for.’