take one's (own) sweet time

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Definition of take one's (own) sweet time

chiefly US, informal
: to do something as slowly as one wants even though other people want one to act more quickly She's taking her own sweet time about finishing the work.

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“Take one's (own) sweet time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20one%27s%20%28own%29%20sweet%20time. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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