to save time

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - save time

"to save time"

to do something more efficiently such that less time is required


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - save time

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  The boss says we need to find ways to save time and become more efficient.

Colleague 2:  We could rearrange the office to cut down on walking time.

Colleague 1:  For example?

Colleague 2:  We could move the photocopier/printer closer to our workstations. That would cut down significantly on all the time we take to get printouts and copies.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - save time

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  I just can not seem to manage to get myself and the kids out the door on time in the mornings. We are always late for school.

Husband:  Let's look at ways to save time in the mornings.

Wife:  Like what?

Husband:  We could pack the kid's lunches the night before. We could lay out their clothes as well.

Wife:  Good ideas. I will try that tonight and see if we are successful tomorrow morning.

to save time - Usage:


Usage Frequency Index:   4,922   click for frequency by country

to save time - Gerund Form:

Saving time doing housework more efficiently means more time for fun activities.

to save time - Examples:

1)  ... ahead of the May 20-22 show can get you a decent discount on tickets and save time at the gate. 

2)  ... that thanks to lower congestion levels, motorists save time on the road and on maintenance costs.

3)  This gets full marks for boosting productivity, as you save time by quickly selecting the type of note you want to create.

4)  Most (83 per cent) of those surveyed plan ahead in order to save time.

5)  Have you opted to homeschool your children to save time, fuel and money?

6)  ... roll calls to be recorded in the cloud for example, which helps a school save time.

7)  Steel-cut oatmeal is the best but it takes longer to cook. To save time, opt for quick-cook oats.

8)  ... and more timely treatment. It will also reduce duplicate tests on patients which will save time and money.

9)  ... expects a seamless path to purchase, with shopping experiences that save time and make life easier.

10)  ... should not be used to limit the number of bidders for a job or to save time if time pressures have resulted from poor contract management.

11)  ... at texting to see this in action: words are shortened to single letters to save time; ...

12)  ... because they used the word " intel " instead of intelligence, presumably to save time in a crisis.

13)  To save time, buy your tickets online.

14)  He says customers save time, not needing to trudge through aisles in search of what they want, ...

15)  ... should be telling people when they can save time or avoid a particularly awful commute by getting out of the car.

16)  This way of learning will not only save time and money but also involve innovative learning and give access to ...

17)  Not only does it save time but is also efficient in getting the needed details.

18)  We save time and can be more efficient.

19)  I think we can save time and make better decisions by keeping it in-house.

20)  In short, automating benefits administration does more than streamline workflow and save time.