take time

This page is about the collocation take time

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to take a long time

For example

  • Changing the way people think takes time, so you have to be patient.

  • It takes time to lose weight, so don't give up too quickly.

Quick Quiz

Recovering from this illness takes time, so you can

a. start work tomorrow

b. take another month off

c. never work again in your life

Contributor: Matt Errey