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carve out time

carve out time

Date: Jan 10 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Friend, Pop Culture

Quote

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“I fight to carve out the time. My friends are such a priority because they were what I had for most of my life.”

Actress Drew Barrymore, talking about spending time with her friends

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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make free time for important activities; set aside time to do something

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Have you ever seen a statue carved from wood or stone? In museums around the world, beautiful, detailed sculptures of animals and people show the careful work of artists. Carving anything from a piece of wood or rock is hard work, and the result is valuable.

Carving out time is also work. Our daily lives are busy, and it can be hard to find time to spend with friends, or family, or on a favorite hobby. But when something is important to us, we always find a way to carve out the time. Whatever we do with that time is valuable, too. A girl who wants to go out with her friends will carve out time from her schedule of school and work. A boy who is interested in a girl will carve out time from playing video games and hanging out with his buddies to take the girl on a date. Parents usually carve out time to spend with their kids.

For actress Drew Barrymore, spending time with her friends is always important. Even though she’s always busy, she makes sure to carve out time to be with her friends because they are her support group.

What do you carve out time for? Who are the important people in your life?

Examples

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“In order to be healthy, you really need to carve out time to spend at the gym. Fitness is important!”

“No matter how busy you are at work, it’s important to carve out time to spend with your family.”

“When Sam went back to college, he had to carve out time for homework around his full-time job.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

GWTA Take/reserve time for something
by GWTASuper Member!
Manu4 To extend time.
by Manu4
DeniseOfs find time
by DeniseOfs
To make use of every moment
by Mr. Learner

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TangJun815

TangJun815Super Member!

China

I often carve out time to play football, I always carve out time to spend with my daughter.

08:22 AM Jan 10 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

In order to learn English,I really need to carve out time to study

05:38 PM Jan 09 2019 |

Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

To find out a little time in a busy schedule.

06:24 PM Feb 16 2015 |

1 person likes this

S&W

S&W

China

@ahmet55,well ,just want to say Hi for you back to E-baby!!

02:24 PM Jun 26 2014 |

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ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

ahan. Carve out time. Okay. 


It could be ridiculous but I carve out time to flip through my diaries once in a while to don’t forget my past days and its events. One more thing is my family. After being far away for a long time I prefer to spend my time with them and especially with my cute nephew. In addition to, since I had 2 tough months I decide to carve out time for enjoying the life a little bit more than before. The last but not the least is I lost some of lessons in englishbaby, therefore i’ll carve out time to handle this one ASAP


 

10:04 AM Jun 26 2014 |

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sunny_ling88

China

I usually carve out time to spend at gym for good healthy and nice shape, I go to there after work there times every week, and then I need to carve out time to study english for my goal, so I don’t have enough time to take care of my son, I just stay with him every weeked, these are great time for me to relax play with my son. Mostly I carve out time to spend with my friends once a month, because everyone have kid no enough time together with friends, everyone focus on family.

07:07 AM Jun 20 2014 |

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faisal abdo

Sudan

life is short so we must carve out time to learn new something

07:17 AM Jun 11 2014 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

I usually carve out time to hang out with my friends .. 

11:02 AM Jun 09 2014 |

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S&W

S&W

China

Yeah,Life is too short.So,Do not waste limited time to give yourself reasonable excues to be lazy,Craving out time from daily time to complete each ideas .

05:40 AM Jun 09 2014 |

MajidAndMasoud

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In every other day ,we carve out time to go running.

06:41 PM Jun 08 2014 |

1 person likes this

faezeh14

faezeh14

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

These days I hardly try to carve out time to spend at my yoga class.

08:43 AM Jun 07 2014 |

jukmenez

jukmenez

Brazil

I´m really busy in the week with work , but whenever I can, I try to carve out time to hang out with my family or friends

10:28 PM Jun 05 2014 |

Loumi25

Loumi25

Algeria

i have plenty of time, but i can’t carve it to study :’( LOL


and it’s important to me to keep on carve my time for my family and my friends they are the most amazing thing in my life :)

05:09 PM Jun 05 2014 |

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kenlin16

kenlin16

Taiwan

It’s ture the life is too short and there are a lots of things to do. That’s when a tradeoff come in. I always have to sacrifice one thing to do the other. Most of times I carve out time for my mom and wife,especially, for my wife who like to go out on weekend. I have to make sure carve out some time off on the weekend so we can relax and for her this is a hormoy for life. So I have to make sure fininshing as much jobs as I can before the trip so my wife will go easy on me.

04:22 PM Jun 05 2014 |

1 person likes this

fella2

fella2

Pakistan

there are lots of things i want to carve out time for but i dont knw why i could not do so.. 

03:51 PM Jun 05 2014 |

phn_uk

phn_uk

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

with the fast-paced modern life we have, it’s obvious that we don’t get time for certain things because we have to consider about other things. So we may lose somthing valuable such as old friends, relatives or the different kinds of hubbies. While we are working our butt’s off to make more money, we need to carve out time for those things too because they can do us really good. It’s good to have a change sometimes in order to increase our productivity both in persoanl and social life. People always make excuse about not having enough time to spend with friends and family, however, we all know that it’s not true because everybody can and should carve out time for things that are valuable and precious. We can start from here. Let’s carve out time to make good friendships here and improve our english.

09:22 AM Jun 05 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think i must carve out time from studying for my exam to look around at the english baby to learn something new.

09:08 AM Jun 05 2014 |

arkalious

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am so alone, and this surely will make bad effect on me. so I should carve out time to spent other people and looking for friend.

08:39 AM Jun 05 2014 |

Andson

China

i want to get a new job, with high salary. so i will carve out time to join englishbaby everyday for learning.

08:16 AM Jun 05 2014 |

1 person likes this

Ditti

Ditti

Hungary

I try to carve out time to learn English, because I like it very much, I need for it.

07:34 AM Jun 05 2014 |

1 person likes this

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