make time for (someone or something)

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make time for (someone or something)

To allot time in one's schedule for a particular activity or to spend time with a particular person, especially when one has to cancel, postpone, or move other activities to other times. Dad had a hectic work schedule when we were kids, but he always made time for us. Having two young kids really makes it hard to make time for exercise.
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It may seem silly that someone has to tell you to make time for yourself, but if you're feeling rundown and a bit out out of sorts, it may be more than tiredness.
When you have three kids in different schools, a husband who works all hours, a job of your own plus all the housework to do, it is easy to forget to make time for yourself.
But he and his wife, Cathy, Northridge residents, make time for movies, travel and evenings at their favorite restaurants.