have (the) time

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have (the) time

To be unoccupied or idle and thus able to do something. I'm sorry the house is so dirty, I just didn't have time to clean before you got here. When you have the time, please see if you can fix this handle.
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The service has moved on and those who have opted for an undisturbed break can have time to sit and digest their meal properly.
I AM not totally against the idea of parents asking head teachers for permission to allow their children to have time off for a holiday during term time.
This also reflects the national poll and highlights that the few hours before we go to bed, when the kids are already asleep, are crucial for people to have time to themselves when they can truly wind down from the day's events.
They only have time to grab a quick sandwich while they graft.