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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Actually I think we judges, we don't have time to watch.
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.
They are in a structured and supportive environment in which they have time to listen, talk, relax, and reflect.
They only have time to grab a quick sandwich while they graft.