gain time

idiom

Definition of gain time

: to cause something to be delayed so that more time is available to do what is needed His lawyers are delaying the trial to gain time to prepare their defense.

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“Gain time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gain%20time. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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