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a little later, perhaps

Not today or right at this moment. A: "What do you say we go and hit the bars?" B: "A little later, perhaps, on a day when I'm not feeling so tired." A: "Would you like to review the notes?" B: "A little later, perhaps. Let's focus on re-calibrating the device, first." I would like to get dinner, but a little later, perhaps. My feet are killing me, so I'd like to lie down for a bit.
See also: little, perhaps

perhaps a little later

Not today or right at this moment. A: "What do you say we go and hit the bars?" B: "I'm a bit too tired for any drinking today, but perhaps a little later on in our trip." A: "Would you like to review the notes?" B: "Perhaps a little later. Let's focus on re-calibrating the device, first."
See also: later, little, perhaps
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Perhaps a little later.

Not now, but possibly later. Waiter: Would you like your coffee now? Bob: Perhaps a little later. Waiter: All right. Sally: Hey, Bill, how about a swim? Bob: Sounds good, but not now. Perhaps a little later. Sally: Okay. See you later.
See also: later, little, perhaps
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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