before long


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Related to before long: sticking point, not to mention, in the first place

before long

Soon. I only planned to sweep the floor, but before long I was cleaning the whole room. I know Jon can be prickly sometimes, but he's really a good guy, and I'll think you'll come to like him before long.
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before long

soon. Billy will be grown-up before long. If we keep spending so much, before long we'll be without any money.
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before long

soon I think we'll be finished with this before long.
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before long

Soon, in the near future, as in The baby will be teething before long. This idiom was first recorded in 1865.
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before long

Soon.
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