gain time

gain time
PLAY FOR TIME, stall, procrastinate, delay, temporize, hold back, hang back, hang fire, dally, drag one's feet.
gain

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phrasal
: to obtain or effect a delay in an action (as by pretexts)

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gain time
To get extra time by delaying
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Main Entry:gain
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gain time
To provide oneself with more time to do something (eg by delaying something else)
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Main Entry:time

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gain time phrase
to get more time for yourself in order to do something or while you wait for something to happen
Thesaurus: to delay action, wait or hesitatesynonym
Main entry: gain

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gain time
: to cause something to be delayed so that more time is available to do what is needed

His lawyers are delaying the trial to gain time to prepare their defense.

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Main Entry:gain

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gain ˈtime idiom
to delay sth so that you can have more time to make a decision, deal with a problem, etc.
Main entry:gainidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • gain time — index defer (put off), hold up (deiay), procrastinate, protract (prolong) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gain time — the district attorney had run out of plausible ways to gain time Syn: play for time, stall, procrastinate, delay, temporize, hold back, hang back, hang fire, dally, drag one s feet …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gain time — obtain more time, obtain a delay or postponement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gain time — to get more time for yourself in order to do something or while you wait for something to happen …   English dictionary

  • gain time — idi to achieve a delay or postponement …   From formal English to slang

  • Gain Time Control — Die Sensitivity Time Control (STC) ist eine Schaltung in einem Radargerät, welche die Empfängerdynamik beeinflusst. Es ist eine zeitabhängige Verstärkungsregulierung, die eine Dynamikkompression bewirkt. Oft wird auch von einer Nahechodämpfung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • intended to gain time — index dilatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Time — Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Time ball — Time Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Time bargain — Time Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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