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at (one's) convenience

When one has the time to do something. No rush, you can fill out that paperwork at your convenience.
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at (one's) earliest convenience

As soon as one is able to do something. Please fill out that paperwork at your earliest convenience. Dan needs to call me at his earliest convenience.
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marriage of convenience

A legal marriage that happens primarily or solely for practical purposes, rather than love or to establish a family. Any couple suspected of entering into a marriage of convenience to bypass the need for work permits may be investigated by immigration and have their marriage license revoked at any time. Back when homosexuality was illegal, many gay men and women entered into marriages of convenience to protect them from public scrutiny.
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at someone's earliest convenience

as soon as it is possible for someone to do something. (This is also a polite way of saying immediately.) Please stop by my office at your earliest convenience. Bill, please have the oil changed at your earliest convenience.
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at one's convenience

Also, at one's earliest convenience. Whenever one wishes; also, as soon as one can. For example, Pick up the car any time, at your convenience, or We need that drawing very soon, so please finish it at your earliest convenience. The use of convenience in the sense of "ease" or "absence of trouble" dates from about 1700.
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marriage of convenience

a marriage concluded to achieve a practical purpose.
This expression was used by Joseph Addison in the early 18th century, translating the French mariage de convenance , which has itself been current in English since the mid 19th century.
1949 George Bernard Shaw Buoyant Billions The proportion of happy love marriages to happy marriages of convenience has never been counted.
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at somebody’s conˈvenience

(formal) at a time or a place which is suitable for somebody: Can you telephone me at your convenience to arrange a meeting?
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at your earliest conˈvenience

(written) as soon as possible: Please telephone at your earliest convenience.
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11 July 2016 - US-based convenience store operator BW Gas and Convenience Holdings, LLC has moved forward with its acquisition of 21 convenience stores in Iowa from Kum and Go, L.
Factors driving the growth of convenience store market in India are also explained in detail.
Because they are often located at the intersections of major traffic routes, whenever streets are widened or traffic patterns change, the access to convenience stores also changes.
Everyone sells convenience and convenience products.
The net increase of 4,464 stores, from the previous year's total of 140,655 units, is the result of a greater number of stores opening than closing in 2006, as well as the addition of non-convenience stores that have evolved to fit the definition of a convenience store, according to TDLinx.
The new magazine, with a controlled circulation of 50,000 convenience store owners/operators, is designed to provide smaller convenience retailers with practical information for operating their businesses more efficiently, with data on the resources needed to compete against larger, better-leveraged organizations as well as on operations, category management and enterprise growth.
So it's not surprising that we're seeing a new trend: more diverse offerings of organic frozen convenience meals.
The IRS categorized them as retail convenience stores, depreciable over 30 years.
In acting on a notice to establish a branch, the Board also is required to take into account the convenience and needs of the community to be served, including the bank's record under the Community Reinvestment Act ("CRA").
one of America's fastest-growing, family owned and operated convenience store chains, has announced the launch of a new concept, the "Convenience Restaurant.
Bainbridge's article, "Assessing Supply and Demand of Convenience Stores" (July 2003 issue), provided a detailed and thorough review of supply and demand analysis.
The following article is excerpted from the Appraisal Institute book, Convenience Stores and Retail Fuel Properties: Essential Appraisal Issues, by Robert E.
FOOD COUNTS: Here's a handy, must-have paperback book for all those interested in the nutritional low-down on convenience foods and eating sensibly.
The cost of on-site meals an employer provides to employees under the IRC section 119 "for the convenience of the employer" guideline [Boyd Gaming Corp.