for the time being

This page is about the idiom for the time being


If something will be the way it is "for the time being", it will be that way for a limited period of time only.

For example

  • You can stay here for the time being, but you'll have to move out when you find your own place.

  • My car is being repaired, so for the time being I'll have to use the bus.

Quick Quiz

Fatima wants to lose weight, so she's decided to stop eating cakes for the time being. She'll try not to eat them

a. for the rest of today

b. for the rest of her life

c. until she thinks she's lost enough weight

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey