13B. Time & Getting along____Time management____[Informal]

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We normally associate time management with companies that are trying to bring in new ways of making their employees more productive. Trade Unions are often blamed for restrictive practices - old ways of holding up production and putting off what can be done in the morning until the afternoon. However, management can also put off payment of bonuses or hold salary increases over until the next financial year. Some employees have to get by on very low pay. In the worst cases, it turns out that their companies have gone bankrupt and cannot afford to pay them at all.

Time management also affects the self-employed, those looking after a home, those without work and those who are living in pain.

For the self-employed, time is money. It is important to get along without killing oneself. It is foolish to go on working without a break. For example, a writer needs to keep up a steady output of work. A housewife, who may have the exhausting task of looking after a large family, needs to hold on until her partner comes home. If she is lucky, he will take over with the children while she gets on with the evening meal. Those in pain may be hoping to get the day over as quickly as possible and if everything goes off without too much suffering, their precious sleep patterns may provide going on for six hours of relief.


bring in


get on

Almost, approximately

going on for


make do with

Almost, nearly

getting on for

Manage, pay one's way

get along


hold up


get by


put off


keep up


put off


carry on


hold over

Continue without interruption

go on

Run its course

go off

Continue without stopping

hold on

Cease doing something

give over

Continue doing something

get on


get something over




turn out