Definition of traa dy liooar in English:

traa dy liooar

noun

(also traa dy lioor)
dialect British
  • ‘Time enough’. Used to express or assert that something can (or should) be postponed, or that there is no need to hurry.

Pronunciation

traa dy liooar

/ˌtrɛː də ˈluːə/ /ˌtreɪ də ˈluːə/

adjective

(also traa dy lioor)
dialect British
  • Characterized by a tendency to postpone things or not hurry, especially (in early use) as a result of an (overly) cautious or conservative nature; procrastinating.

Pronunciation

traa dy liooar

/ˌtrɛː də ˈluːə/ /ˌtreɪ də ˈluːə/

noun

(also traa dy lioor)
dialect British
  • A tendency to postpone things or not hurry; procrastination.

Pronunciation

traa dy liooar

/ˌtrɛː də ˈluːə/ /ˌtreɪ də ˈluːə/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Manx traa dy liooar time enough, plenty of time from traa time (Early Irish tráth period of time, point in time, canonical hour, of uncertain origin) + dy liooar, cognate with or formed similarly to Irish go leór enough (Early Irish co lór).