Definition of take one's time in English:

take one's time

phrase

  • Not hurry.

    ‘take your time if you're planning a big job’
    • ‘The stewards took their time with the inevitable inquiry, and the only question was whether they would disqualify the horse altogether or leave the result alone and merely punish the jockey.’
    • ‘They got there but - by God - they took their time.’
    • ‘So they took their time before joining the party.’
    • ‘I took my time, dawdling at windows where I had the chance, stopping to look at the paintings.’
    • ‘Dominic had never been one to hurry, and he took his time as he considered.’
    • ‘We all take our time, dawdling across in twos and threes until some poor car has been sitting there for five minutes.’
    • ‘I think about the teachers who ran us through our lessons as if racing from one period to the next, and the teachers who took their time with us and really taught us something.’
    • ‘I'm going to take my time, no hurry, and concentrate on walking to detention in a dignified, poised manner.’
    • ‘It is not comely and not of their nature for Goths to hurry, so Morgan takes her time, making sure she is last to get up and leave.’
    • ‘You Taurans like taking your time and hate being hurried, but right now Mars and Venus don't want you bogged down and stuck in a rut through some stubborn refusal to change your ways.’
    go slowly, not hurry, be leisurely, proceed in a leisurely fashion, dally, dawdle, delay, linger, go at a snail's pace, drag one's feet, waste time, while away time, kill time
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