Idiom:  a matter of time

Meaning 

Idiom:  a matter of time

  • something will eventually happen or become true


Example sentences

  • Your paintings are incredible. It’s only a matter of time before you become famous.
  • If you continue to drive like this, it’s only a matter of time until you get into a serious accident.
  • Keep applying.  It's only a matter of time before a job offer comes through.
  • I hope it's just a matter of time until we have a woman US president.
  • We all knew it was a matter of time before our boss was fired because she was always absent.
  • We thought it would only be a matter of time before we got pregnant but after a year of trying we realized we needed to see a fertility specialist.
  • Climate change is real. It's only a matter of time before we see very serious consequences.
  • Using serious drugs is a real gamble.  It's just a matter of time before you become addicted.
  • It's devastating but it was just a matter of time before my husband passed from terminal cancer.
  • They didn't get along. It was only a matter of time before they broke up.

Synonyms

  • be meant to be
  • the inevitable
  • in store (for someone)
  • in the cards
  • the writing is on the wall

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