At the very least, he might be able to gain time.
At the moment, we need to act simply to gain time to plan!
So maybe it would be good if we could gain time.
The only way he could hold it together, and gain time to think, was to ask questions.
We had a chance to gain time, so I led off along the trail.
To gain still more time, he fell back in his chair.
In so doing they are not gaining time, but rather missing a chance.
At least she could gain time by hiding the body.
To gain time she asked, 'What made you ask me now, then?
That will gain time and give you some breathing space.