have time


have time
have time
1 : to be able to use an amount of time for a particular purpose

“Can you go to the store for me?” “I'm sorry, but I don't have time.” [=I'm too busy]

Unfortunately, I haven't got (the) time.

We're on a deadline, but he acts like we have all the time in the world!

— often followed by to + verb

I didn't have time to read the whole book.

Do you have time to look this over for me?

We haven't had any time to talk about it yet.

— often + for

We don't have time for this nonsense!

I don't have the time or the patience for this.

Do we have enough time for another drink?

We've got time for a few more questions.

2 : to like or be willing to spend time dealing with (something or someone)
— usually + for

I have no time for liars.

(Brit) We have a lot of time for her.

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Main Entry:time

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have time on side — have time on (your) side to have enough time to do something without having to hurry. There is plenty of time for you to have a baby. At twenty five you still have time on your side …   New idioms dictionary

  • have time on your hands — have time on (your) hands to have time when you have nothing to do. Now that her children are all at school, she has a lot of time on her hands …   New idioms dictionary

  • have time on hands — have time on (your) hands to have time when you have nothing to do. Now that her children are all at school, she has a lot of time on her hands …   New idioms dictionary

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  • have time to play with — have money, time, etc. to ˈplay with idiom (informal) to have plenty of money, time, etc. for doing sth Main entry: ↑playidiom …   Useful english dictionary


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