bide time

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Related to bide time: at one time, of late, in no time
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GM spokesman, Tom Wickham, stated that the layoffs at Flint Engine were imminent, as the third shift was only added to bide time for the GM Korea facilities to be up and running to produce the same engine.
Contrary to what many people might have thought, appetite for quality assets was strong throughout 2010 and 2011 but the compulsion of heavy weight due diligence, almost forensic in some cases, and the gut instinct to bide time, caused many private equity deals to stall or fail.
Their owners bide time in the restaurants, cafes, shops and apartments for rent close to the sea.