time for

time for (someone or something)

1. Time that is spent dealing with something or interacting with someone. I really don't have time for these kinds of errors today, guys! My dad is busy, but he always makes time for me and my brother.
2. The time at which something is scheduled, due, or ready to begin. Time for lunch. Where do you want to eat today? Right, everyone put your notebooks away—it's time for a pop quiz! After 15 years in this company, I think it's about time for a change.
See also: for, time
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*time for someone or something

the time to deal with someone or something. (Often with the negative. *Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; make ~; find ~.) I'm sorry, I don't have time for you today. I don't think I have time for a game of chess. I have time for one short game.
See also: for, time
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It also prevents the bodies of men from acquiring their full size if they marry before their growth is completed; for this is the determinate period, which prevents any further increase; for which reason the proper time for a woman to marry is eighteen, for a man thirty-seven, a little more or less; for when they marry at that time their bodies are in perfection, and they will also cease to have children at a proper time; and moreover with respect to the succession of the children, if they have them at the time which may reasonably be expected, they will be just arriving into perfection when their parents are sinking down under the load of seventy years.
I was shifted from place to place in it, and there was plenty of time for my day-dreams over the distribution of my case.
In order to get a perfect gradation between two forms in the upper and lower parts of the same formation, the deposit must have gone on accumulating for a very long period, in order to have given sufficient time for the slow process of variation; hence the deposit will generally have to be a very thick one; and the species undergoing modification will have had to live on the same area throughout this whole time.
They were not allowed much time for their adieus; the Rainbow vanished, and the Princess, resolved to run all risks, started off at once, taking nothing with her but her dog, her cat, a sprig of myrtle, and the stone which the wife of Locrinos gave her.
They wanted chiefly to be left alone; then if the man was in regular work life went easily and was not without its pleasures: there was plenty of time for gossip, after the day's work a glass of beer was very good to drink, the streets were a constant source of entertainment, if you wanted to read there was Reynolds' or The News of the World; `but there, you couldn't make out
This was the time for the rest of the Folk to have joined in.
As the most zealous adversaries of the plan of the convention in this State are, in general, not less zealous admirers of the constitution of the State, the question may be retorted, and it may be asked, Why was not a time for the like purpose fixed in the constitution of this State?
As we daily spend time second by second we are all inching gradually into our future so we can predict our future by how and what we use our time for. The seeds we sow with our time will yield a harvest in our future.
Time gone is history, time now is present, time to come is future Mostly we only need time for now but, before we realise, it's gone Time is of the essence, time is precious but do we, Have time for time?
Make two lists: "Things I Have to Do" and "Things I Want to Do." Try to complete your "Have to's" more efficiently, allowing more time for "Want to's."
"For the city and its corporate tenants, this is the ideal time for a development of this scale in this prime location--there are few large-scale blocks of Class-A space or development sites available in midtown.
In Exchange 2000 and 2003 Microsoft added a Mailbox Recovery feature which allows you to configure a period of time for all deleted mailboxes to remain on the Exchange Server.
Coaches should work on protection that will allow at least that much time for a place kick.
Its very title, "A Time for Love," echoes that of A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1985), filmed in the village in which Hou grew up, but it is Dust in the Wind, about two young people who move from their hillside village to inhospitable Taipei and find themselves exploited and abandoned, that the new film most resembles.
The reduction in free time for students was even more noticeable because recess in the previous year often had extended informally into the time slot reserved for reading.