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take one's time

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
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Verb

to take one’s time (idiomatic)

  1. (intransitive) To go about something slowly and carefully.
    Take your time — there's no need to rush.
  2. (intransitive) To take more time to do something than is considered acceptable.
    You took your time getting here!

Synonyms

  • (go about something slowly and carefully):
  • (take more time to do something than is considered acceptable): dawdle, take too long, tarry

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