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act so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage

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[USA], Mar 26 ( ANI ): North Korea is offering negotiations with the United States in order to buy time to develop its nuclear weapons, the incoming US national security advisor (NSA) John Bolton said on Sunday.
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Comcast walked away last month from a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, citing regulatory concerns.
According to Demiri, the government wants to buy time in order to find a way to influence in the inside of the opposition.
MORRISONS is reported to be planning an PS800 million raid on its property empire as it looks to buy time from the City after a poor Christmas.
Coeure said that central banks could buy time but not take the place of governments in solving the crisis.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A Bahraini revolutionary leader said that the offer of talks with the opposition is a plot hatched by the Manama regime to buy time, and added that negotiation with the Al-Khalifa regime is "futile".
Confirmation that Greece wishes only to buy time, according to Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, is the attitude of Athens toward mediator Matthew Nimetz, who has trouble visiting the countries considering that for more than a year Greece is not giving him consent that he would be received by anyone.
And he tried to buy time yesterday by effectively forcing the Government to refer his bid to the Competition Commission.
So we are looking at a shortlist from the middle of the card consisting of Meanus Dandy, Can't Buy Time, Triggerman, Gentle Ranger and Major Malarkey.
The idea behind the newly filed SB 912, which the senators developed with input from teacher, administrator and school board organizations, is to buy time for districts that may be forced to fire teachers soon even as the Legislature continues to work on what many hope will be an improved budget plan.
If McCoy believes any other of his possible mounts, including Can't Buy Time and Synchronised, look to have a better chance, then he would desert the horse that gave him his most memorable day in racing.
In recent weeks bookmakers have seen plenty of cash for the Willie Mullins-trained and JP McManus-owned Arbor Supreme, as well as Jonjo O'Neill's Can't Buy Time, a stablemate of McCoy's selection.
And he is hopeful both of his runners - Can't Buy Time and Don't Push It - can go well over the Aintree fences.