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only just (1)

This page is about the collocation only just (1)

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

a very short time ago

For example

  • The train's only just arrived, so people are still getting off.

  • She's still not sure if she likes her job or not. She's only just started it.

Quick Quiz

The movie's only just started,

a. but it'll start in a minute

b. so you haven't missed much

c. so you've missed the first half

Contributor: Matt Errey