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At the present time:‘I've got things on my mind at the minute’
at present, at the moment, at the present moment, at the present time, now, currently, this minute, presentlyView synonyms
- ‘James added: ‘We are discussing middle names at the minute and Jacqui and Jeanette have cropped up.’’
- ‘The site isn't up to much at the minute - mind, nor is BT's ADSL service - so the two are in good company.’
- ‘It's unbelievable, I'm lost for words at the minute.’
- ‘Low borrowing rates and the absence of currency risks favours Europe at the minute.’
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