buy time

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EtymologyEdit

buy + time

VerbEdit

buy time (third-person singular simple present buys time, present participle buying time, simple past and past participle bought time)

  1. (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.

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Last modified on 22 February 2014, at 14:25