Definition of any time (or day or minute etc.) now in English:

any time (or day or minute etc.) now

phrase

informal
  • Very soon:

    ‘we'll get them back any day now’
    • ‘My finger traced out his features as I suddenly became aware that any minute now, I would faint.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We are expecting companies to start putting in bids any time now and the process will take between four to six weeks to complete.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Seems like we ought to be hearing from her any time now.’
    • ‘She said: ‘Work will start any time now on the nature reserve, which will protect the wildlife currently living in Northwick Road.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘It could be any time now,’ Faldo said, with his wife expecting their first child, his fourth, on August 2.’
    • ‘‘All the calves are doing really well - and we're expecting another one any time now,’ said reserve manager Chris Lawrence.’
    • ‘Plus, she couldn't shake that feeling that they were going to get caught soon, that this fun would end, any day now.’
    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 long
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