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    She took her time...

    Can anyone help me with the following highlighted sentence?

    "I couldn't hear you, by the way. And yet Nurse Bolam did hear the Priddy child scream. Or so she says."

    "She took her time doing anything about it, didn't she, sir? What's more, she apparently heard the doctors and Sister when they came down."

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: She took her time...

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post

    "She took her time doing anything about it,
    This expression is idiomatic and means that she was in no hurry.(past tense)

    Another example might be 'There is no hurry to get the project finished quickly so take your time'. (present tense)

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