to take your time

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - take your time

"to take your time"

to use as much time as is needed to do something


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - take your time

"to take your time"

to tell someone to go more slowly


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - take your time

"to take your time"

in a negative sense - to do something too slowly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - take your time

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I really want to do well with this presentation.  The General Manager will be sitting in.

Colleague 2:  The presentation isn't until the week after next.

Colleague 1:  Exactly.  I am going to take my time and really do a good job.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - take your time

A father and son are talking ...

Father:  We're having a big barbecue party tonight in the backyard. We're inviting some really important business contacts. I would like the yard to look really nice.

Son:  I'll take care of the yard.

Father:  That would be great but please don't do your usual rush-job.  Please take your time and trim around the bushes and pull the weeds and rake the gravel paths.

Son:  Sure Dad.  I'll go as slowly as necessary to make the yard look fantastic.


Sunday Fun Idiom

"to take your time"

Sunday Fun Idiom - take yout time

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - take your time

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did your contractor finally finish the renovations on your house?

Friend 2:  Yes, finally. And only six weeks late on completion.

Friend 1:  Your contractor certainly took his time.

Friend 2:  I wasn't impressed with his relaxed style.

to take your time - Usage:


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to take your time - Gerund Form:

Taking your time on a big project helps ensure that it is complete and accurate.

to take your time - Examples:

1)  Take your time. Do not expect to be able to solve a complicated problem with ...

2)  ... to do with your life is a very important decision so I advise that you take your time and look around for good areas that you are strong in.

3)  ... kids want to speed too quickly in hot pursuit of adventure through the museum, take your time when you see the replica of James Bond's Aston Martin sports car ...

4)  I do have another question for you, take your time in responding, but I would love to hear the answers whenever you ...

5)  Don't rush from one thing to another. Just take your time and do whatever you're doing as well as you can before moving ...

6)  I can take my time about things. In this case, 25 years!

7)  ... might take me a week to finish the book, but that's because I take my time and enjoy the book.

8)  The pattern was easy to follow and I made sure to take my time with it.

9)  ... but I've always been a slow worker. I really take my time with it.

10)  As I mentioned, unlike many street shooters I take my time to compose my images, and try to get an understanding of my ...

11)  They really took their time casting because they wanted it to feel authentic.

12)  I was very green and they took their time to make sure I understood and was ready for the road test.

13)  He has every right to take his time to ensure he makes the right choice for himself and his family.

14)  And for once in a really long while, he could take his time and train all day long if he wanted to.

15)  The first act takes its time setting the mood and lets us get to know the characters, ...

16)  This woman took her time, carefully examining the fish so she could be sure to choose the ...

17)  Our waitress was very nice and took her time to describe what was on the menu.

18)  She took her time to reply.

19)  The Duchess took her time, but at last she accepted her duty.

20)  Tomer didn't rush it out. She took her time, did her research, gathered hundreds of pictures and interviewed dozens or ...