in (one's) own sweet time

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in (one's) own sweet time

At one's own preferred pace, without consideration for how it will affect others. I'm sure she'll get here in her own sweet time, as if we have nowhere else to be today. Don't worry, I'll get the assignment done, just in my own sweet time, OK?
See also: own, sweet, time

do something in your ˌown sweet ˈtime/ˈway

(informal) do something how and when you want to, even though this might annoy other people: I tried to give her some advice but she just went on in her own sweet way.It’s no use trying to hurry him. He’ll do it in his own sweet time.
See also: own, something, sweet, time, way