in the not too distant future

in the not-too-distant future

At a time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed you that we'd be using phones as powerful as computers in the not-too-distant future. The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
See also: future

in the not too ˌdistant ˈfuture

not a long time in the future; fairly soon: We’re thinking of having a baby in the not too distant future.
See also: distant, future, not
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He wants to improve the club and I expect us to be a really decent side in the not too distant future.
This is an important step for the project to proceed and we are very confident the board will authorize this transaction, hopefully, in the not too distant future," said IDA spokesman, Michael Sherman.
In the discussions, WesPac's Board of Directors have established a plan to distribute dividend shares of Olympic Oil & Gas to its current shareholders and file the appropriate documents with NASD in order to have Olympic Oil & Gas become publicly traded in the not too distant future.
While there is no immediate upturn to the direction of the current market conditions, Haeffner does see the reemergence of smaller institutions, thrifts and insurance companies into the business in the not too distant future.
Our goal continues to be to drive our company forward, capitalize on our strengths and build around our core business so that we may reapply for listing in the not too distant future.
We envision that in the not too distant future our ALERT(R) catheters will be used in every cardiac electrophysiology procedure, and become the therapy of choice for management of heart surgery patients".