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Old September 12, 2009, 03:08 AM
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In English?
Important things take their time.
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Is that the meaning? I had always thought it was used ironically to criticize bureaucracy....
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It´s not always used ironically, sometimes is used to relax sombody impatient.
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For the ironical usage of the idiom:
(All) Things take time. / Things take their (sweet) time. / Everything takes time.
(Good/Important) things take time.
Good things come to those who wait.
Good things are worth the wait.

For the other usage:
The wheels of government/bureaucracy turn/grind slowly.
at government speed
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hi robin et al - i'm reminded of an often-used saying in english:
"Rome wasn't built in a day.".

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I heard that one before, and it fits like a glove too.
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hi robin et al - i'm reminded of an often-used saying in english:
"Rome wasn't built in a day.".

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No se construyó Zamora en una hora.
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