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take one's timeTo go about something slowly and carefully.Rate it:

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take one's timeTo take more time to do something than is considered acceptable.Rate it:

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from time to timeC. 1595, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 3.Rate it:

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from time to timeOccasionally; sometimes; once in a while.Rate it:

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time after timeAgain and again; repeatedly; every time; always.Rate it:

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put one's pants on one leg at a timeTo be a normal person.Rate it:

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put one's trousers on one leg at a timeTo be a normal person.Rate it:

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take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselvesAlternative form of take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.Rate it:

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take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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bide one's timeTo wait, especially for a suitable opportunity.Rate it:

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eat an elephant one bite at a timeTo do something one step at a time; to do something in steps rather than all at once.Rate it:

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every time one fartsEvery time one does any small thing.Rate it:

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every time one turns aroundEvery time, to an annoyingly repetitive or consistent degree.Rate it:

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have the time of one's lifeTo enjoy oneself immensely.Rate it:

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have the time of one's lifeTo enjoy oneself more than ever before.Rate it:

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have time on one's sideTo not be rushed; to have plenty of time to do somethingRate it:

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one at a timeIndividually, as opposed to collectively; slowly or methodically, figuratively.Rate it:

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one more time for the sweet souvenirfor old times' sakeRate it:

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one step at a timeSlowly and carefully, ensuring that each action has been completed successfully before taking the next.Rate it:

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take leave of one's sensesTo go crazy; to stop behaving rationally.Rate it:

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take matters into one's own handsTo deal with a problem alone, because others responsible have failed to deal with it.Rate it:

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take one for the teamTo accept some chore or hardship for the sake of one's friends or colleagues.Rate it:

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take one's ball and go homeTo cease participating in an activity that has turned to one's disadvantage, especially out of spite, or in a way that prevents others from participating as well.Rate it:

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take one's chanceTo act in a manner dependent on luck.Rate it:

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take one's eye off the ballTo lose one's concentration on what is most important.Rate it:

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take one's hat off toTo publicly praise or thank.Rate it:

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take one's leaveSay goodbye.Rate it:

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take one's lumpsTo endure through criticism or other adversity.Rate it:

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take one's lumpsTo receive physical abuse and to survive.Rate it:

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take one's pickTo choose; to selectRate it:

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take one's tongue out of someone's assTo stop flattering someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion.Rate it:

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take something in one's strideNot to allow oneself to be set back, daunted, upset or embarrassed by unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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take to one's heelsTo leave; especially, to flee or run away.Rate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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time out of mindThe distant past beyond anyone's memory.Rate it:

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time will tellThe results of an action cannot be known beforehand.Rate it:

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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.Rate it:

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for the time beingTemporarily; until later.Rate it:

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in the nick of timeAt the last possible moment; at the last minute.Rate it:

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third time's a charmOne is sure to succeed at a task or event on the third try.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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in the right place at the right timeAt a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.Rate it:

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time and tide wait for no manaction is necessary without delayRate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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a week is a long time in politicsIn politics, a lot of change can happen in a short space of time.Rate it:

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about timeClose to the right time.Rate it:

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about timeFar past the desired time.Rate it:

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all the timeAlways; constantly; for the complete duration.Rate it:

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