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1‘whenever Paul had leisure he worked on the manuscript’
free time, spare time, spare moments, time to spare, idle hours, time off, freedom, holiday, breathing space, breathing spell, respite, relief, ease, peace, quiet
recreation, relaxation, inactivity, amusement, entertainment, pleasure, diversion, distraction, fun, games, fun and games
North American vacation
informal time to kill, R and R
North American informal vacay
‘wander at your leisure through the wide selection of shops’
at your convenience, when it suits you, in your own time, in your own good time, when you can fit it in, without need for haste, without haste, unhurriedly, without hurry, when you get round to it, when you want to
in due course
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