in one's (own) sweet time

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Definition of in one's (own) sweet time

chiefly US, informal
: as slowly as one wants even though other people want one to act more quickly She'll do what you want, but in her own sweet time.

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“In one's (own) sweet time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20one%27s%20%28own%29%20sweet%20time. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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