a matter of time

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a matter of time

An inevitability or eventuality; something that is or seems sure to happen at some point in the future. With your reckless spending behavior, it's just a matter of time before you go broke.
See also: matter, of, time

a matter of time

sure to happen at some time in the future If she wins next year's congressional race, it seems only a matter of time before she ends up running for the Senate.
Usage notes: usually used with only or just: It's just a matter of time before prices for the newest computer come down.
See also: matter, of, time