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
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You knew it was just a matter of time before he was ushered out like all the rest, his mellifluous voice destined to resurface eventually on the daytime cartoon Ninja Turtles.
I have another quote from the book A Matter of Time - Risk and Opportunity in the Nonschool Hours.