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Very soon.‘we'll get them back any day now’
soon, very soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, any second, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in less than no time, in no time at all, in next to no time, before you know it, before longView synonyms
- ‘She said: ‘Work will start any time now on the nature reserve, which will protect the wildlife currently living in Northwick Road.’’
- ‘Two new books are out on the subject, two others will be out any day now, and the Spitzer data will soon be in print.’
- ‘My finger traced out his features as I suddenly became aware that any minute now, I would faint.’
- ‘‘It could be any time now,’ Faldo said, with his wife expecting their first child, his fourth, on August 2.’
- ‘We are expecting companies to start putting in bids any time now and the process will take between four to six weeks to complete.’
- ‘‘All the calves are doing really well - and we're expecting another one any time now,’ said reserve manager Chris Lawrence.’
- ‘Seems like we ought to be hearing from her any time now.’
- ‘Plus, she couldn't shake that feeling that they were going to get caught soon, that this fun would end, any day now.’
- ‘Actually, there are two more positions that should be posted any time now and I've been asked to apply for both, so there's even more opportunity for growth.’
- ‘Bobby Williamson, the man Hibs hope to unveil as Sauzee's successor any time now, had no managerial experience when he was asked to take over the reins at Kilmarnock in 1996.’
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