as we speak


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as we speak

At this very moment. Oh, we won't be late after all—Patrick is pulling into the driveway as we speak. Today, as we speak, millions of children around the world are going hungry.
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as we speak

 and even as we speak
Cliché just now; at this very moment. "I'm sorry, sir," consoled the agent at the gate, "the plane is taking off as we speak." Tom: Waiter, where is my steak? It's taking a long time. Waiter: It is being grilled even as we speak, sir—just as you requested.
See also: speak, we
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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