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pocket of time

An unspecified period of uninterrupted free time. We'll have a pretty good pocket of time between our flights, so let's sit down to eat a proper meal. I've got a pocket of time this Saturday if you want to meet up then for a coffee.
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pocket of time

n. a period of available time, as might be found between appointments. I had a pocket of time between stops that I used to get myself one of those incredibly expensive cups of coffee.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The new trend sees them using small pockets of time throughout the day, little and often, to take control of busy lives and get things ticked off their personal to-do list quicker.
Whether it's going to see an exhibition, scheduling an evening of pampering or keeping up with a local book club, it's important to make small pockets of time for the things you enjoy.
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"First and foremost I hope it encourages families to find ways to get outside together, and to not feel intimidated, thinking, 'oh, I have to go outside for an hour or make it a big trip.' Just a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood before or after eating dinner or finding pockets of time to set aside, to reconnect, not only can benefit families in the moment but a little bit after the activity as well."
'The pockets of time allow me to catch up on reading, movies, journaling my thoughts and plans in my diary.'
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"Even though [Southwest contact centers] do not have large amounts of hold time, there are pockets of time throughout the course of a day or week when caller demand exceeds agent resources available," says Eric Camulli, VHT's chief technology officer.