Definition of in one's own sweet time (or way) in English:

in one's own sweet time (or way)


  • When (or how) one wants to, regardless of the possible inconvenience caused to others.

    • ‘Either for Ulva to contact us in her own sweet time or for Taman to make his move.’
    • ‘I also tend to quite readily submit to other people's impatience, if they want to me to do something right away, rather than doing things in my own sweet time.’
    • ‘Go to hell, we will get to you in our own sweet time.’
    • ‘The upshot is that both Quark and Adobe know they can move platforms in their own sweet time.’
    • ‘Surely, it is better to let the dead lie and allow memories to fester in their own sweet time?’