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only just (2)

This page is about the collocation only just (2)

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

by a very small amount

For example

  • Susan only just passed her exam.

  • I can afford the apartment, but only just. It's quite expensive.

Quick Quiz

His penalty shot only just went in the net. He

a. very nearly missed it

b. very nearly scored it

c. very nearly shot it

Contributor: Matt Errey