Take the time to

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Definition

to take the time (to thank someone): to spend a few moments (thanking someone)
idiom
I'd like to take the time to thank you for coming tonight. I'd just like to spend a few moments to say thank you all for coming.

She took the time to visit me in hospital

Examples

  • "First of all, let me thank you for taking the time to come into the office for the interview last Wednesday."
  • "First, I'd like to take the time to apologize for the incompetence of our representatives."
  • "I would like to take the time to send you this letter of apology."
  • "Thank you for taking the time to write to us."
  • "Take the time to phone close relatives."
  • "As you know, these meetings are an opportunity for us to discuss what is going on in this crazy world, because often we're so busy with our daily responsibilities that we don't take the time to see what's really going on around us!"

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