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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. Any couple suspected of entering into a marriage of convenience to bypass the need for work permits may be investigated 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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The ACS Community Barometer, an annual report which polled 2,016 UK adults in June 2019 about the importance of services in their local area, placed specialist food shops and banks as the mostwanted services among consumers, ahead of non-food shops, post offices, restaurants, pharmacies and convenience stores.
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Commenting on the new service, Jazeera Airways CEO, Rohit Ramachandran, said: "We continue at Jazeera Airways to bring convenience to our customers, making their travel experience more enjoyable.
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You could soon be able to pay your taxes, parking fines, power and water bills at convenience stores and supermarkets with credit cards, if the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has its way.
29 October 2018 - California, US-based convenience store and gas station operator United Pacific has agreed to acquire 39 gas station and convenience store assets from California-based gas station and convenience stores operator Macland Investments, the company said.
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 24 2018] The convenience foods market is driven by busy lifestyles and ageing population.
Convenience store chains are offering more health-related products and services, in a bid to counter the growing trend of drugstores becoming more like convenience stores by selling products such as bento boxed meals.
Convenience, often misunderstood as ease, has played a vital role in human evolution.
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BGF Retail Co., the operator of South Korea's largest convenience store chain CU, said it signed a franchise deal with a Mongolian company on Tuesday, as the firm moves to accelerate its global drive amid fierce domestic competition, Yohnap news agency reported.
If drivers of electric cars aren't stopping at gas stations to fill their tanks, the opportunities for impulse purchases inside at the convenience store could dry up.
Thinking about saving time and having a delicious and meal convenience food is the best option.