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Soon. I only planned to sweep the floor, but before long I was cleaning the whole room. I know Jon can be prickly sometimes, but he's really a good guy, and I'll think you'll come to like him before long.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
soon. Billy will be grown-up before long. If we keep spending so much, before long we'll be without any money.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Soon, in the near future, as in The baby will be teething before long. This idiom was first recorded in 1865.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.