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for the time being

British pronunciation/fəðə tˈaɪm bˈiːɪŋ/
American pronunciation/fɚðə tˈaɪm bˈiːɪŋ/
for the time being

temporarily or for a short period of time

synonyms : for the moment
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for the time being definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "for the time being" and when to use it?

The idiom "for the time being" can be traced back to Middle English, specifically around the 14th century and has its roots in the concept of a temporary duration or period. Over time, it became an idiomatic expression used to describe something that is valid or applicable for a limited time until further notice or changes occur. This phrase can be used in personal, professional, and formal settings.

1They may get smaller, but they are going to be something that we have to live with for the time being until we develop technological alternatives that really work and that's gonna take time we have to invent stuff to get our way out of this.
2For the time being, content I.D. will continue to chip away at some YouTubers incomes, which leads us to the issue of monetizing YouTube videos.
3But, for the time being, toddlers can out-grasp them.
4Since for the time being coal is here to stay, experts say that if we want to reduce its emissions' impact on the atmosphere, and slow down climate change, we'll have to think of creative ways of reducing coal's destructive power.
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