Convenience

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Definition

at your (earliest) convenience: when possible, when you can (as soon as you can)
idiom
Take your time and look over the reports at your convenience.
If you could call me back at your earliest convenience so we can discuss my proposal, I would really appreciate it.

convenient: practical, appropriate for your needs, suitable, easy
adjective
When would it be convenient for you to discuss this matter?
How convenient to come home late when it's your turn to do the dishes!

a convenience: an ease, a luxury, something that meets your needs
noun
One of the main conveniences of living here is that I can walk to work.
a convenience store a small local shop which has 'convenient' (i.e. long!) opening hours

Pronunciation examples
UK: Call me back at your earliest convenience.
US: One of the main conveniences of living here is that I can walk to work.
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Examples

  • "To this end, I have a plan, and I would like to present my placement strategy to you at my earliest possible convenience!"
  • "I would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to send me a response at your earliest convenience."
  • "Convenient city centre locations in both London and Paris."
  • "I would like to invite you to stop by my office at your earliest convenience to discuss this matter further, as well as to provide you with some more information regarding our policy on terminating employees (I mean that in the non-Arnold Schwarzenneger way)."
  • "I think the service, products and convenience of my stores speak for themselves."
  • "If you deem my application worth considering, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet with you or Mr. Delavigne personally at your earliest convenience."
  • "In closing, I would just request that you pay us a visit at your earliest convenience."
  • "To set up a meeting for this at your convenience, I propose to call your office by the end of this week."

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