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English definition of “take your time”

take your time

C1 said to mean that you can spend as much time as you need in doing something, or that you should slow downSlow and moving slowly C1 disapproving to do something too slowly : The builders are really taking their time .Slow and moving slowly Grammar:Phrases with takeWe use take in a lot of phrases, especially with nouns. In these cases, the meaning of take depends on the noun:Grammar:TakeTake means ‘move with something or someone from where the speaker or listener is to a different place’:Grammar:Take: other meaningsTake can mean ‘remove without permission’:
(Definition of take your time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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