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gain ˈtime

delay something so that you can have more time to make a decision, deal with a problem, etc: Instead of answering the question, he asked for a glass of water to gain time.
See also: gain, time

gain time

1. To run too fast. Used of a timepiece.
2. To delay or prolong something until a desired event occurs.
See also: gain, time
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Although Froome is favoured to gain time in a battle against the clock, he has little margin for error.
Froome must now defend his lead over relatively flat territory on today's stage to Salon-de-Provence before tomorrow's time trial in Marseille where he is expected to gain time.
5 radio station that the package-deal is there just to gain time and procrastinate, and it will be withdrawn when the time to elect a president is set.
Our customers also gain time through joint handling at numerous stations.
Thus, the EU did not have the intention to establish a visa-free regime with Turkey, they are simply trying to gain time," said Oztarsu.
In recent military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, role of temporary vascular shunt has been highlighted as a measure to gain time and as a damage control entity.
Mohammed said "We have postponed the credit scoring and information process through the exception of the Central Bank of Sudan at the request of the Agricultural Bank in order to help the farmers and to gain time.
The main focus lies on the app's multiplayer, where players will try to survive as long as possible by solving short minigames to gain time.
I thought he was going to be the one guy from the main contenders who would gain time in this first phase of the race.
Let some parties to play matches and we can gain time to organise our party," he added.
My lead is so big because I succeeded in my first goal to gain time on the cobble stones (on stage five).
On Iran's nuclear file, Alsharq newspaper explained that Iran is waffling to gain time and accomplish what it can in its nuclear program away from international monitoring.
We consider various options: a peaceful scenario, or Plan A, but for those who hope to avail themselves of the ceasefire to gain time and regroup their forces, we also have a Plan B, and they should know this.
Malik in interview with reporter said that he could not raise doubts on Nawaz government which sincerely started dialogue process with Taliban to restore peace in the country however Taliban engaged the government in dialogue process just to gain time to make their position stronger.
The authorities use the prime minister's resignation to gain time and undermine the unification efforts of the 4 non-