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take the time

To make an effort to spend enough time on something to do it properly or sufficiently. If you can't even take the time to read my emails, how can I expect you to follow my instructions? You need to take the time to roll out the dough, or else they won't bake properly.
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He takes the time to be fully informed, to read all the necessary documents, to ask questions, to listen before he makes a decision.
To me, if a writer takes the time to point out what is not being done without offering focused ways we can unite to form a more united global community, it just creates guilt and a feeling of helplessness.
Can-Eng takes the time to understand the unique challenges involved in new applications, and it is because of this that Can-Eng produces innovative breakthroughs driving down costs and increasing quality for its customers.
Every reader who takes the time to pick up this book will find it a thought provoking and disturbing look at the tragedy of war.
If a store takes the time to support something like that, who's not going to like it?
As usual with the monographs of WRF, it takes the time to relate quality direct services to policy.
Each vertical has unique barriers to adoption that cannot be overcome unless the solution provider takes the time and effort to understand the vertical's needs and issues.
Specializing in nonowner-occupied financing, IPF takes the time to educate investors about the programs that are out there to best meet their needs.
We think it is wonderful that ACORD takes the time to acknowledge vendors who help them further the greater good.
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