have (got) the time

idiom

used to ask someone what time it is
"Do you have the time?" "Yes, it's 10 minutes past 3."
Excuse me, but have you got the time?

Examples of have (got) the time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Companies simply don’t have the time to micromanage everything. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 Most people don’t have the time or expertise to focus on wealth management and long-term financial goals, so financial advisors are critical to their success. Janet Arzt, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Exchanges collect people’s money and, for a commission, invest it; that gives people who don’t have the time or skills to invest directly into the blockchain a pathway to crypto. Leif Wenar, WIRED, 2 Apr. 2024 The company could be undergoing a leadership transition, amid a restructuring or simply calculating that a smaller business won’t have the time and money needed to win a legal judgment. Dean Kaplan, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 For buyers who may not have the time to build, the builders have also started on multiple speculative homes where buyers have the opportunity to make selections but can be assured a move-in date sooner than building from start to finish. Prime Development, Kansas City Star, 27 Mar. 2024 Yet Europe may not have the time to integrate gradually. Max Bergmann, Foreign Affairs, 21 Mar. 2024 And while nothing beats visiting exotic locations in person, there’s an opportunity here for people who don’t have the time, money or mobility to travel to these destinations without technology. Gideon Kimbrell, Rolling Stone, 13 Mar. 2024 College students typically have lots on their plate and don’t have the time to spend hours assembling a new piece of furniture, and Maykoosh understood that when designing this futon. Jenna Clark, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Feb. 2024

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“Have (got) the time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28got%29%20the%20time. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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