in the not too distant future

in the not-too-distant future

At a time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed that we'd be using phones as powerful as supercomputers in the not-too-distant future. The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
See also: future

in the not too ˌdistant ˈfuture

not a long time in the future; fairly soon: We’re thinking of having a baby in the not too distant future.
See also: distant, future, not
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He wants to improve the club and I expect us to be a really decent side in the not too distant future.
This is an important step for the project to proceed and we are very confident the board will authorize this transaction, hopefully, in the not too distant future," said IDA spokesman, Michael Sherman.
While there is no immediate upturn to the direction of the current market conditions, Haeffner does see the reemergence of smaller institutions, thrifts and insurance companies into the business in the not too distant future.