One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Take a long time to happen or arrive.‘sit down, tea won't be long’
- ‘Tell them I won't be long.’
- ‘I'm sure it won't be long before someone decides they really should get that old lotto ticket in their wallet checked out, and finds themselves a little bit richer.’
- ‘It will not be long before you can buy network television programming without ads for a monthly fee.’
- ‘He knew the twelve o'clock train would not be long.’
- ‘It may not be long before Americans see a new English hero.’
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