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buy time

to do something in order to be allowed more time: He tried to buy time by saying he hadn't been well.
Translations of “buy time”
in Chinese (Traditional) 贏得時間, 拖延時間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赢得时间, 拖延时间…
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