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Slang definitions & phrases for buy time

buy time

verb phrase

To be dilatory or evasive in order to gain time; temporize; stall (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • Books are good and pictures are good, and money to buy them is therefore good—but to buy time—in other words, life!'

    The Map of Life

    William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Idioms and Phrases with buy time

buy time

Increase the time available for a specific purpose. For example, Renting an apartment buys them time to look around for a new house.
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