Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

take time out (from)

take time out
1) take a break from something
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    • take time out to consider something
  • Analysis
     'To take time out from' something means to stop doing something in order to do a different task for a period of time. You might take time out of work to work on a personal project or take time out of your career to raise your children. To take time out can also refer to a shorter period of time, "I take time out of my schedule every day to exercise."
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I think you should take some time out to decide whether you really want to continue with that line of work. I'm not sure that it suits you.
    2. Alice took time out from her career to raise her three young children. She just couldn't continue trying to juggle work and family at the same time.
    3. I really appreciate you taking time out from your busy schedule to help me with this issue. I know you're already run off your feet!
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I take time out each day to meditate. I really think it helps me keep calm and focused.
    2. I had to take some time out from university when I was sick.
    3. I regret not taking more time out from work when I had my children.
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