in the near future


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in the near future

Soon. I hope to have an answer for you in the near future.
See also: future, near

in the near future

Cliché in the time immediately ahead. I don't plan to go to Florida in the near future. Today's prices won't be around in the near future.
See also: future, near

in the near future

Very soon, within a short time. For example, We'll be needing a new car in the near future. This term employs near in the sense of "close at hand," a usage dating from about 1300. Also see at hand, def. 2.
See also: future, near