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Ways of telling someone not to hurry - synonyms or related words

(there’s) no hurry

used for telling someone that they do not need to do something soon or quickly

in your own (good) time

when you are ready and not before. This expression is often used humorously for telling someone that you are waiting for them to do something



informal used for telling someone to do or to say something more slowly

haste makes waste/more haste less speed

formal used for saying that if you do something too quickly, you are likely to make mistakes

what’s the hurry?

used for telling someone that they are doing something too soon or too quickly

time is on your side

you are in a situation that allows you a lot of time to do something

give someone/something a chance

used for telling someone not to make a judgment about someone or something too quickly

in my/his/her etc hurry

used for saying that someone made a mistake because of being in a hurry

Rome wasn’t built in a day

used for saying that important things often take a long time to do

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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