just around the corner


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(a)round 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.
See also: corner

just around the corner

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just round the corner

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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

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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