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.


Nearby words

  1. buy it,
  2. buy off,
  3. buy out,
  4. buy something,
  5. buy the farm,
  6. buy up,
  7. buy-back,
  8. buy-down,
  9. buy-in,
  10. buy-out

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