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British pronunciation/bˈaɪ tˈaɪm/
American pronunciation/bˈaɪ tˈaɪm/
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to put something off in order to gain more time

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to [buy] time definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "buy time" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "buy time" is not attributed to a specific event or source. It is a figurative expression that likely emerged from the concept of purchasing or acquiring additional time as a valuable resource. It is frequently used in professional scenarios, such as negotiations, project management, or strategic planning, where buying time allows for further analysis, negotiation, or preparation.

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The company has bought time by securing interim funding to sustain operations.
The team is buying time by engaging in negotiations to extend the contract.
We will buy time by implementing temporary measures while we develop a long-term solution.
They bought time by postponing the decision until they had more information.
He was buying time by stalling the meeting until he could gather his thoughts.
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