in (one's) own time(redirected from in one's own time)
in (one's) own time
1. At one's preferred pace; at the point in time that one prefers or desires. I hate rushing through books for class—I'd rather read them in my own time and really get immersed in the story. Don't put pressure on her. She'll have the report ready in her own time.
2. During one's personal free time; outside of work hours, when one is not being paid. Hey, do your homework in your own time! I'm paying you to wash dishes, not study literature.
in your own time
COMMON If you do something in your own time, you do it at the speed that you choose, rather than allowing anyone to hurry you. Now, in your own time, tell me what happened. She told me she would do it, but in her own time.
in your own time1 (also in your own good time) at a time and a rate decided by yourself (sometimes said sarcastically to a dilatory person). 2 outside working hours; without being paid.
In the second meaning, US English uses on your own time .