Roget category 1331. Words expressing abstract relations
› 1.6. Time
›› 1.6.2. Relative time
delay, delation — cunctation, procrastination — deferring, deferral etc. v. — postponement, adjournment, prorogation, retardation, respite, pause, reprieve, stay of execution — protraction, prolongation — Fabian policy, medecine expectante [Fr.], chancery suit, federal case — leeway — high time — moratorium, holdover.
take time —
bide one's time,
take one's time —
gain time —
hang fire —
put off, defer, delay, lay over, suspend — table [Parl.] — shift off, stave off — waive, retard, remand, postpone, adjourn — procrastinate — dally — prolong, protract — spin out, draw out, lengthen out, stretch out — prorogue — keep back — tide over — push to the last, drive to the last — let the matter stand over — reserve etc. (store) 636 — temporize — consult one's pillow, sleep on it.
lose an opportunity etc. 135 — be kept waiting, dance attendance — kick one's heels, cool one's heels — faire antichambre [Fr.] — wait impatiently — await etc. (expect) 507 — sit up, sit up at night.
late in the day —
at the eleventh hour,
at last —
after the deadline —
too late —
too late for
slowly, leisurely, deliberately, at one's leisure — ex post facto — sine die.
nonum prematur in annum [Lat.]
against the sunbeams serotine and lucent"
ie meglio tardi che mai [It] —
deliberando saepe perit occasio [Lat.]
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