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buy time

to postpone an event hoping that the situation will improve. You are just stalling to buy time. Maybe I can buy some time by asking the judge for a continuance.
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buy time

to obtain a longer period before something happens We were quickly running out of money but managed to buy time by getting a small loan.
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buy time

Increase the time available for a specific purpose. For example, Renting an apartment buys them time to look around for a new house.
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buy time

To increase the time available for a specific purpose: "A moderate recovery thus buys time for Congress and the Administration to whittle the deficit" (G. David Wallace).
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He added: "I was a bit disappointed with Can't Buy Time at Newbury last time and he took a while to get over that race, but he seems in good form now.
McCoy's boss, leading owner JP McManus, has four entries for the world's most famous steeplechase in King Johns Castle, Don't Push It, Arbor Supreme and Can't Buy Time.
McCoy's gaffer, JP McManus, has four entries in the race, King Johns Castle, Don't Push It, Arbor Supremeand Can't Buy Time.
And bookmakers are ready for a plunge on the Jonjo O'Neill-trained eight-year-old The champion jockey is still searching for his first victory in the Aintree showpiece and has the pick of his boss JP McManus's four entries - King Johns Castle, Don't Push It, Arbor Supreme and Can't Buy Time.
McCoy's boss, leading owner JP McManus, has four entries for the world's most famous race in King Johns Castle, Don't Push It, Arbor Supreme and Can't Buy Time.
O'Neill will most likely give Can't Buy Time his National prep in a race at the Cheltenham Festival, and added: "There are a few races at the Festival which would give us three weeks until Aintree.
com Master Chase, but it came to nothing as young Richie McLernon cruised past onMcManus-owned favourite Can't Buy Time.
Atikokan mayor Dennis Brown remains hopeful another postponement of the McGuinty government's goal to eliminate all coal-fired generating stations will buy time for the 200 megawatt plant in his northwestern Ontario community.
It's just the sort of legislative action that could buy time for Hollywood Park, whose new owners have threatened since last summer to close the 68-year-old landmark in three years if they fail to win economic relief for the racing industry.
Learning CPR and First Aid can buy time in a drowning accident, because each second really does count in an oxygen-deprived situation.
As finance executives understand that the financial results of any business event are the last step in the chain, they must aggressively seek insights upstream that provide visibility to future financial results and buy time to react and respond.
Willoughby says that a major element of this strategy was to buy time for Giese's immune system to eradicate the virus.
Alfred Molina credibly plays the entrepreneurial priest Johann Tetzel, whose indulgence sale in Germany was the spark triggering Luther's latent animus against what he viewed as a decadent church that manipulated simple peasants into believing they could buy time from purgatory for their loved ones.
The hypothermic response will buy time for the rodent's body to detoxify harmful agents, but it may also slow the clearance of some chemicals.
They're not the only ones in the industry hoping to buy time before another event.