to have time on your side

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have time on your side

"to have time on your side"

to have a lot of time, such that you do not have to hurry


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have time on your side

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I can't seem to figure out how to get the main points across in this presentation.

Colleague 2:  Keep working on it. Try rearranging the ideas. Put it away and look at it another time with fresh eyes. When do you need to have the presentation ready?

Colleague 1:  Not for another three weeks yet.

Colleague 2:  Then not to worry. You have time on your side.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have time on your side

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  When is your paper due?

Student 2:  The day after tomorrow.

Student 1Time is not on your side.

Student 2:  Tell me about it. I feel the pressure.

to have time on your side - Usage:


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to have time on your side - Gerund Form:

Having time on their side, they decided to rewrite the report.

to have time on your side - Examples:

1)  ... and at 24 still has time on his side to push for international recognition.

2)  He has time on his side. He has the next three weeks to train hard with the squad and hopefully ...

3)  ... is relatively young and has time on his side.

4)  Millennials still have time on their side, so it's not time to start panicking yet.

5)  With three days left, they have time on their side and seem determined to grind out a big lead.

6)  ... run into months or years - and sick people don't have time on their side.

7)  ... are just seven-year-olds and at least have time on their side.

8)  ... want to keep their options open for a private secondary education have time on their side if they start saving when their child is born.

9)  Our politicians seem to be sure they have time on their side to further exploit and abuse our people before patience runs out.

10)  Younger people have time on their side and therefore, generally, a higher risk taking capacity.

11)  Those who did the wrong things don't have time on their side.

12)  When you buy first, you have time on your side. With no closing date for your current home looming over your head, ...

13)  If you have time on your side and would like to read a few books before you die, then a focus ...

14)  When you're young, you have time on your side, which means your savings will compound over time.

15)  Compounding works in your favour if you have time on your side. The longer you stay invested, the higher are the chances of earning good ...

16)  ... it is a long way off, meaning you have time on your side

17)  ... bring everyone to a workable resolution. We do not have time on our side. The process is so fractured right now that ...

18)  I don't think we have time on our side to wait two or three years or more.

19)  It's only a budget that has been presented. We have time on our side and we will look into it carefully.

20)  ... and decided not to take any risks. He does have time on his side.