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English definition of “a matter/question of time”

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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.
Translations of “a matter/question of time”
in Chinese (Traditional) (只不過是)時間問題…
in Chinese (Simplified) (只不过是)时间问题…
(Definition of a matter/question of time from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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