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English definition of “take the time to do something”

take the time to do something

to spend enough time to do something well or carefully: She didn’t even take the time to say goodbye. Note: Often used to show you are annoyed because someone did not do something well or carefully.
(Definition of take the time to do something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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