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copious free time

A hypothetical amount of time set aside to complete or undertake some task, which is insinuated sarcastically as never going to take place. Sure, I'll do that for you in my copious free time—right after I pick up the kids from school, get the groceries, clean the house, and cook dinner!
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Images taken with the scattering vector perpendicular to the surface showed copious structures both near the surface, where the collagen fibers are parallel to the surface, and on the opposite side near the bone where the collagen fibers are perpendicular to the bone.
At the chief party headquarters in Iraq's second-largest city, officials kept copious files on every comrade in their ranks, tracked thousands of army deserters, and passed on intelligence warnings about spies and saboteurs.
They peppered their tracts, confessions, and sermons with copious references to the Bible, perhaps even to the point of proof-texting.
They took their own bikes and one spare one, plus copious supplies of spare brake-pads and puncture repair equipment.
From a Reuters on-line story datelined Acton, Massachusetts, on the Robb Report's suggestions for the ultrarich: "Gift opportunities for consumers with copious cash include a $325,285 twenty-one-day safari package complete with a pair of twelve-bore shotguns and a Range Rover, or a $7.
The computer will be available in late February for about $3,000, IBM said, and is geared to copious notetakers, such as lawyers and bankers, who struggle to keep their papers in good order.
The large format and copious illustrations in both colour and black and white add to their attractiveness for the ordinary reader.
Osborn was able to construct her accounts from her copious day-to-day note-taking, journal writing, and letters home.
The author supports her narrative with copious notes and has appended an extensive bibliography.
After Mass, Julia shared with us that she experienced the Divine Flesh as a thick consistency and a copious flowing of blood, more so than on the occasion of previous miracles of the changing of the host into bleeding flesh.
The audience is required to take a great deal on trust (having read the copious program notes in advance), since the relationships among the central characters are neither explained nor developed.
This is my favorite manual because the copious close-up photographs make it supereasy to learn from.
The tree produces copious resin," Hill said, "and screening for active biological compounds should be undertaken at the first opportunity.
As we attempt to forecast the year, there are several components to analyze, but one of the most profound is the changing service needs of clients, and the copious business being generated from corporate outsourcing.
Kimberlin, you may recall, was the man who alleged to have regularly supplied a young law student named Dan Quayle with copious amounts of pot.