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a question of time

This page is about the idiom a question of time


You can say "it's only a question of time" before saying what you think will happen in the future.

For example

  • It's only a question of time until we run out of oil, so we're going to need other forms of energy to power our cars.

  • If you keep on spending money like this, it'll just be a question of time before you have a serious debt problem.

This idiom is almost always used with the word "only" or with the word "just", as in "It's only a question of time before ... " or "It's just a question of time."

Quick Quiz

If Taylor doesn't start eating healthy food, it's only a question of time before he

a. starts losing weight

b. has serious health problems

c. begins to get healthier
a) starts losing weight b) has serious health problems c) begins to get healthier

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Contributor: Matt Errey