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  • adj. Not having enough time to do things one wishes to do.


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  • We also live in a time-poor society and are rushing around and people forget to just stop and think about respecting other people, which has not helped keep the etiquette flame burning.'

    Margie Goldsmith: Setting A Courteous Guinness World Record In London

  • Nota Bene's broad-based worldwide group of cash-rich, time-poor members are the ideal barometer to measure tastes and trends.

    Anthony Lassman: Classic Destinations Never Get Old...

  • I knew you'd say that, but today's time-poor children like to outsource.

    Diary of a separation

  • This means that cash-rich but time-poor Westerners can hire Chinese teenagers to play the game, build up character points, and acquire magic properties or martial skills and surrender them to their real-world employers.

    The Most Dangerous Game

  • Yes, I know I could get more for them on ebay, but I'm both lazy and time-poor.


  • The barcode reader, which has been added to the existing Tesco Groceries app available on the iPhone, is being targeted at busy parents and time-poor professionals who want to be able to add specific items to their online shopping basket at any time rather than browsing for groceries to add to their shopping lists in the (now) traditional way.

    Tesco launches barcode scanner app for online orders

  • Novice and time-poor gardeners take heart – if it's ripe, even small and spotty fruit can make the grade.

    Gardens: Apple glut

  • The initial target group was not very different from those sought by the Independent? young, time-poor urban professionals, well-off but internet-savvy and already informed about the previous 24-hour news cycle.

    What lessons could the Independent learn from Portugal's i?

  • That may be so, but it is clear that the description of i's potential market - time-poor, cash-rich, youngish and urban - is very similar indeed to Metro's current readers.

    Metro going gangbusters as it faces up to the challenge from i

  • Back to the days of the mothers who go out to work guiltily nipping out to Thursday late-night shopping and coughing up for some outrageously priced piece of tat, while the less time-poor homekeeper mums run up an elegant outfit on the sewing machine while changing the baby and feeding the toddler.

    Current Affairs


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