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be (only) a matter of time

C1 If it is (only) a matter of ​time until something ​happens, it is ​certain to ​happen but you do not ​know when it will ​happen: It's only a matter of ​time before he's ​forced to ​resign.
(Definition of be (only) a matter of time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be (only) a matter of time”
in Chinese (Simplified) (只)是个时间问题,是迟早的事…
in Chinese (Traditional) (只)是個時間問題,是遲早的事…
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