anytime soon

anytime soon

In the near future. Often used in negative constructions to convey that it will take a long time for something to happen. Will this train be leaving anytime soon? We've been sitting on the tracks for 20 minutes now.
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ˌanytime ˈsoon

(especially American English) used in negative sentences and questions to refer to the near future: Do you think she’ll be back anytime soon?
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After having been at the helm of his country nearly two decades, there are no indications of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda stepping down anytime soon.
[USA], July 30 (ANI): Supermodel and singer Justin Bieber's wife Hailey Bieber has an announcement to make, she and her husband are not planning on having children anytime soon.
As seen on (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1148443699858292736) Musk's official Twitter , the CEO himself confirmed that no Model X and Model S refresh will happen anytime soon. Musk confirmed that there would be a "series of minor ongoing changes" instead.
President Duterte is expected to sign "anytime soon" the proposed 2019 P3.757-trillion budget.
He said: "We are not going to have a final reply anytime soon.
The spell cast by Harry Potter on readers 20 years back, seems unlikely to lift anytime soon. The seven-book series has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and the film franchise it spawned has grossed $7.7 billion.
As authorities struggle to cut down road deaths, MPs learned on Friday that traffic cameras will not be up and running anytime soon.
Arribas, meanwhile, said no Filipino has been scheduled for execution anytime soon.
Unfortunately lads and lasses, Chezza won't be hitting the 'million lights' of the Diamond Strip with Gaz, Charlotte and co anytime soon as our story was, yes you guessed it, an April Fool.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has dashed hopes of Congress passing immigration reform anytime soon. But in Texas, a number of Republicans say they'll keep pushing Washington on the issue.
With seven points from a possible nine when Amalfitano plays for the Baggies it's unlikely that Steve Clarke will be leaving him out anytime soon, so hop on board while he still costs just PS5.3million.
Summary: Tom Cruise has revealed that although he loves making films, he has no plans to become a director anytime soon.