time confetti

(名詞) 一個人一天中零零碎碎的短暫休閒時間。

例句:
What are the most frequent contributors to your time confetti? If you could convert all of your confetti into leisure time, would you feel guilty?
—"Reading Group Guide: Overwhelmed," Book Keeping, January 31, 2014

I wrote a few paragraphs of this column between school drop-off and an appointment. I sent a bunch of emails between making dinner and taekwondo. Bedtime reading with the kids, then more writing at 1 a.m., after a few hours of sleep. Then back up at 4 a.m. to write and sign up for summer camp.

There's a name for this. It's called "time confetti."
—Petula Dvorak, "Welcome to the land of Overwhelmia," The Sydney Morning Herald, March 17, 2014

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