just around/round the corner

around the corner

1. In close proximity to another location. Said especially when traveling by car, often when literally approaching a corner. The store isn't far from here, it's just around the corner.
2. Imminent or likely to happen very soon. My little brother believes that an alien invasion is right around the corner and that we should prepare ourselves for life on another planet. Our company is devoted to the self-driving car and believes that its widespread use is right around the corner.
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round the corner

1. adverb In close proximity to another location. Said especially when traveling by car, often when literally approaching a corner. Primarily heard in UK. The store isn't far from here, it's just round the corner.
2. adverb Imminent or likely to happen very soon. Primarily heard in UK. It's so hard to believe that the holiday season is round the corner again already. Our company is devoted to the self-driving car and believes that its widespread use is just round the corner.
3. verb To begin something. As we round the corner into year-end festivities, there's nothing more you can do about your grades. Just work harder next year.
4. verb To begin to find success or improvement after a particularly difficult or troubling period. I know that rehab has been hard on you, but I feel like you've been really rounding the corner lately. Their new startup took a couple of years to get going, but they rounded the corner when their product was featured in a high-profile tech magazine.
See also: corner, round
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just around the corner

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

just round the corner

BRITISH
COMMON If something is just around the corner or just round the corner, it is going to happen very soon. With summer just around the corner, there couldn't be a better time to treat your home to a bright new look. General elections, of course, are just round the corner. Note: Around the corner and round the corner are also used in other structures and expressions with a similar meaning. Fearful that war was right around the corner, they promptly began to buy in extensive stores of food. There is a lot of concern about what may lie around the next corner.
See also: around, corner, just
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

just around/round the ˈcorner

very near; soon to happen: We have been trying to develop the new drug for years, and now that success is just around the corner, the work must not be stopped.
See also: around, corner, just, round
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