when (someone) gets a chance

When you ask people to do something, this phrase lets them know that they don't have to do it immediately. They can do it at a time that's convenient for them.

Here's an example:

Can you help me with this when you get a chance?

If you leave "when you get a chance" off, it sounds like you want immediate help:

Can you help me with this?

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