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in the fullness of time

In an appropriate amount of time; when it is possible (to do so). As I said before, the report will be released in the fullness of time. I can't estimate when that will be.
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in the fullness of time

Within the appropriate or destined time, as in We'll know if it's a boy or a girl in the fullness of time. This expression employs fullness in the sense of "a complete or ample measure or degree." [Early 1600s]
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in the fullness of time

after a due length of time has elapsed; eventually.
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in the fullness of ˈtime

(formal) when enough time has passed; eventually: I knew that, in the fullness of time, somebody with your abilities would emerge and become leader.
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fullness of time, in the

At the appropriate or destined time. The expression occurs in the Bible (Galatians 4:4): “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son.” It continued to be used, usually in a literary or somewhat pompous context, as in a 1751 sermon: “Which in the fullness of time should be made manifest.”
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in the fullness of time

Whenever appropriate or available. Whereas we now fudge with “whenever it's ready” or “you'll have to wait,” earlier generations answered questions with “in the fullness of time.” For example, a politician's spokesman being asked, “When will the congressman comment on the allegations?” would have been counted on to counter, “In the fullness of time.”
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