Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “a matter/question of time”

a matter/question of time

used when you think that something will happen at some point in the near future : If you carry on driving like that, it'll only be a matter of time before you have an accident .In the future and soon Grammar:TimeTime is a noun with a number of meanings. In some senses it is countable, and in others it is uncountable. A good learner’s dictionary will give you its many meanings and tell you whether it is countable or uncountable.
(Definition of a matter/question of time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “a matter/question of time”

Word of the Day

scramble

to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More