have (the) time

idiom

Definition of have (the) time

1 : to be able to use an amount of time required for a particular purpose "Can you go to the store for me?" "I'm sorry, but I don't have time." We're on a deadline, but he acts like we have all the time in the world! often followed by to + verb Do you have time to look this over for me?I don't have the time to talk right now. often + for We've got time for a few more questions.I don't have the time or patience for this.
2 : to like or be willing to spend time dealing with (something or someone) usually + for I have no time for liars.(British) We have a lot of time for her.

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“Have (the) time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28the%29%20time. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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