Last modified on 22 February 2014, at 14:25
buy + time
buy time (third-person singular simple present buys time, present participle buying time, simple past and past participle bought time)
- (idiomatic) Purposefully cause a delay to something, in order to achieve something else.
- We need you to buy us some time, so distract the security guard for a few minutes.
Purposefully cause a delay to something, in order to achieve something else
- Dutch: tijd winnen
- Romanian: cumpăra timp
- Russian: выиграть время ("to win some time")
- Spanish: ganar tiempo
- Turkish: zaman kazanmak
- Vietnamese: câu giờ (vi)