Focus on the pronunciation of lapse of time
English definition of “lapse of time”
lapse of time
› [C, usually singular] (also time lapse) a period of time that passes: There was a considerable lapse of time between agreement being obtained and work actually going ahead.
› [C, usually singular, or U] LAW the reason for a legal agreement ending, because an agreed time limit has passed: The contracts had been terminated because they had expired by lapse of time.