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buy time

verb phrase

To be dilatory or evasive in order to gain time; temporize; stall (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with buy time

buy time

Increase the time available for a specific purpose. For example, Renting an apartment buys them time to look around for a new house.
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