To be dilatory or evasive in order to gain time; temporize; stall (1960s+)
It uses negotiations, including the most recent ones, to buy time to press ahead with its nuclear program.
And a rubbing alcohol/lavender oil mix works only as a short-term defense to buy time until the exterminator comes.
I can say, though, that Iran has used negotiations to buy time with America.
Stations have to allow campaigns for federal office to buy time and cannot censor their ads, regardless of content.
The Chinese are just hoping to deflect international pressure ahead of the G-20 and buy time for their exporters.
The real purpose of the intervention was to buy time for Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal to get their acts together.
Books are good and pictures are good, and money to buy them is therefore good—but to buy time—in other words, life!'