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    earn one's time

    "Oh, honey I've earned my time here in Hawaii," Jim Nabors said Tuesday over the phone from his Diamond Head home in Honolulu.
    http://www.indystar.com/story/entert...polis/6876843/


    Could you tell me what "earn one's time" means?

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    #2

    Re: earn one's time

    Nabors meant he had worked hard to be able to live there.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: earn one's time

    I'm wondering what "earn" in "earn one's time" means.

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    #4

    Re: earn one's time

    It means what GS said. The person had worked hard and earnt the money that enabled them to spend their time [=live] in Hawaii.

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    #5

    Re: earn one's time

    Should we be encouraging the use of 'earnt' here?

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    #6

    Re: earn one's time

    I see no reason to discourage it. It's correct. I use it.

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