Share this entry

buy time

Definition of buy time in English:

Delay an event temporarily so as to have longer to improve one’s own position.
Example sentences
  • He also realised that Britain was not well prepared for war and that he needed to buy time to improve Britain's military position.
  • But it buys time in the hope of getting a better eventual mix of investments and in the expectation that share prices generally will pick up.
  • Freezing also buys time, holding the material in suspended animation until the work of cleaning and repairing begins.
See parent entry: buy

Definition of buy time in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.