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it takes time

[it 'teiks 'taim] = /ɪt ˈteɪks ˈtaɪm/
  1. When you say that it takes time to do something, you mean that something takes a lot of time.
    It takes time to find a good job.
    It takes time to learn web design well.
    It’s taking too much time to download this file. I’m not going to wait any longer.