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down time

down time

Date: Nov 13 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“When we have down time, we love to play golf. It’s relaxing, and it’s really a great time.”

- Teen pop sensation the Jonas Brothers on what they like to do when they aren’t busy making music and breakin’ hearts.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

time when one is not working; free time

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

If only all time could be down time. Then life would be a lot more pleasant.

Considering how busy the Jonas Brothers have been lately, they probably haven’t had much down time to spend golfing or doing anything else fun and relaxing (like brushing their lovely long hair or staring at themselves in the mirror, perhaps?).

This popular boy band made up of real-life brothers Kevin, Joe, and Nick just released their third album, A Little Bit Longer, and they’re only 16, 19, and 21 years old. But when they have down time, they like to golf because it helps them escape the stress of touring and being so freaking cute all the time.

Down time means the same thing as leisure time or free time. What do you like to do with your down time? (Besides dreaming about those adorable Jonas Brothers, that is.)


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I have worked every day for the last two weeks. I’m ready for some down time.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS It refers their free time.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
It means 'free time'
by justwannabe
dearpesar free times ... spare times... times off to do whatever you like
by dearpesar
hagakure I think it means that you have free time.
by hagakure
vanishou a moment during which we have a break.
by vanishou
zlnova in one's spare time ,i guess
by zlnova
amany7 down time means free time ...0-0
by amany7
mmm..i guess it supposes to be something like "idle, or free from regular working..."?
by aleck77
highlook free time
by highlook
besho4 The time during which someone is not working.
by besho4
shabnam21 down times means free time
by shabnam21
lalobrown its a period of time during which a factory or a person is not in operation.
by lalobrown
centoir as for me, it means spare time or free time doing something that makes you feel good and relaxing.
by centoir
'down time' - the time when nothing is to be done, free time.
by Natashechka
Fofi Mean time to recovery,a break.
by Fofi
Alice-fox I think that "down time" means a free time, in this time I can do things that are pleasant to me :)))
by Alice-fox
Dani J. it means "free time"-free time that don't need to go for work
by Dani J.
najafi Time spent relaxing
by najafi
cacamargo Free time, I guess.
by cacamargo
in one's free time, when someone is not busy.
by phoenix2008
Totto freetime
by Totto
honey娇 free time
by honey娇
zjs0114 I think it means free,have nothing to do.or have spare time
by zjs0114
the time can be used by the oneself without so much telephone ,message and so on which will trouble you
by long.c.young
Melaicha It means free time, when we have nothing to do. P.S: I love Nick Jonas, he's fabulous
by Melaicha
tungaa when we have down time, we like to chat. it's really a great time
by tungaa
Whiteangel free time
by Whiteangel
wingman a period of free time for rest or relax in a day
by wingman
crazyvn In this situation, "Down time" is similar to "Free time", take a rest..
by crazyvn

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Saudi Arabia

it is nice idiom
I ecpected this meaning

09:02 AM Nov 13 2008 |


Viet Nam

awesome, so down time means free time, i didnt know that.

01:54 AM Nov 13 2008 |




down time = free time?
Cool, I didn’t know that!

01:41 AM Nov 13 2008 |

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