English File Advanced Vocabulary 6: Expressions with 'time'
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I __________ a lot of time playing computer games when I should be studying.
If you take the motorway you'll __________ time - it's much quicker than the local roads.
I had three hours to wait for my flight, so I sat there doing sudoko to __________ some time.
There's no hurry, so __________ your time.
Make up for
My mother never had a chance to travel when she was younger. Now she's retired and wants to __________ lost time, so she's booked a trip around the world.
The novel's over 700 pages, so it's going to __________ me a long time to finish it.
I'd better go home now. If I'm late again my dad's going to __________ me a hard time.
I would like to go camping this weekend, but I have an exam next week so I can't __________ the time.
My children __________ all my time - I never seem to get to read a book or watch a film.
New York's such a fantastic city. You're going to __________ the time of your life there.
Spend, run out of
Let's not __________ too long at the museum or we'll __________ time.
Preposition: I'm really punctual, so I hate it when people aren't _____ time.
Preposition: I've never heard of that singer. He must have been _____ my time.
Preposition: _____ the time we got back to the hotel it was nearly midnight.
Preposition: I missed the birth of my first child. I was on a plane _____ the time.
Preposition: He's been working too hard recently. He needs some time _____.
Preposition: If we don't get a taxi, we won't get to the airport _____ time.
Preposition: I don't eat out very often, but I do get a takeaway _____ time _____ time.
Preposition: He suffers from back pain and it makes him a little irritable _____ times.
Preposition: You can come any time _____ 10.00 _____ 2.00.
Preposition: He's a bit _____ the times - he still thinks men should wear a suit and tie at work.
Preposition: Don't try to multitask. Just do one thing _____ a time.
Time to spare
Time left over - I finished the exam with _____ _____ _____.
The whole time
Constantly - He talked _____ _____ _____ during the film.
Finished - _____ _____! Stop writing.
Short of time
Not having enough time - I've got too much work at the moment. I'm always _____ _____ _____.
Time on my hands
Have a lot of free time - Now that I'm retired I have a lot of _____ _____ _____ _____
For the time being
For now - I think I'll have to keep using my old computer _____ _____ _____ _____.
Matter of time
It will definitely happen - it's only a _____ _____ _____.
Time alone - I need a bit of _____ _____.
You should do something now - it's _____ _____ you started going to the gym.
Something that takes a lot of time is _____-_____.