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(someone) ain't seen nothing yet
Someone has only glimpsed or experienced the beginning of something that will become even more exciting, impressive, or important. (The word "ain't" is a colloquial form of "hasn't" or "haven't," which are sometimes used instead.) I could tell your parents are already impressed with the house, but they ain't seen nothing yet! A: "Wow, there is so much going on in this city all at once!" B: "Just wait, darling, you ain't seen nothing yet—it only really comes alive at night!"
(someone) hasn't seen nothing yet
Someone has only glimpsed or experienced the beginning of something that will become even more exciting, impressive, or important. (The word "ain't," a colloquial form of "hasn't" or "haven't," is often used instead.) I could tell your parents are already impressed with the house, but they haven't seen nothing yet! A: "Wow, there is so much going on in this city all at once!" B: "Just wait, darling, you haven't seen nothing yet—it only really comes alive at night!"
In spite of something previously mentioned. Molly said she was sick, and yet here she is, walking around the mall, perfectly healthy.
are we having fun yet
A phrase used sarcastically or humorously when something is not as enjoyable as one had hoped it would be. Are we having fun yet? We've only spent most of our vacation day stuck in traffic!
At this time; yet. No one has responded to my email as yet, so I don't have an answer for you.
not just yet
Very soon; not at this exact moment. A: "Will I make the announcement?" B: "Not just yet; let everyone get settled in first." We're not finished just yet. We need a few more minutes to get everything ready.
so near (and) yet so far
1. Some outcome is or was very close to happening, but it will not, may not, or did not happen, and therefore it seems like it is or was never so close. They reached the semifinals, only to have their championship dreams dashed by a crushing 4-0 defeat. So near, yet so far.
2. One is very close to completing or succeeding at something, but there is still difficult work to do before that can happen. I finished the rough draft of my thesis, but I still have to edit and proofread it. I'm so near and yet so far.
the mills of God grind slowly(, but they grind exceedingly fine)
Destiny will deliver an outcome that is correct, just, and inevitable, though it may take a long time to come to be. It was a disheartening verdict, to be sure, but we aren't losing hope for a successful outcome eventually. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine. The mills of God grind slowly, and we've been making slow but steady progress in this country over the last three decades, but it seems like those mills have sputtered to a halt lately.
there's life in the old dog yet
One still has vitality or the ability to perform certain actions despite one's advanced age. Did you see Grandpa out on the dance floor? There's life in the old dog yet! I know you think I'm all broken down, but I can still hold my own when I need to. There's life in this old dog yet!
mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small
Prov. It may take a long time, but evil will always be punished. Jill: It really doesn't seem right that Fred can be so horrible and dishonest, but he always gets everything he wants. Jane: Be patient. The mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.
You ain't seen nothing yet!
Rur. The best, most exciting, or cleverest part is yet to come! (The use of ain't is a fixed part of this idiomatic expression.) Alice: Well, the first act was simply divine. Sue: Stick around. You ain'tseen nothing yet! Mary: This part of the city is really beautiful. Bill: You ain't seen nothing yet!
So far, up to now, as in No one has found a solution as yet. [Late 1300s]
so near and yet so faror
so near yet so far
You say so near and yet so far or so near yet so far to say that someone almost achieved what they wanted, but in the end just failed. It was a case of so near yet so far yesterday for Catriona Jones when she finished just one shot behind the tournament winner.
there's life in the old dog yetdespite appearances to the contrary, an old person is still full of vigour, enthusiasm, etc.
so near and yet so fara rueful comment on a situation in which you have narrowly failed to achieve an aim.
you ain't seen nothing yetthere is something even more extreme or impressive in store. informal
This expression was popularized by Al Jolson's aside in the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, ‘you ain't heard nuttin' yet’.
not just ˈyetnot now but probably quite soon: I can’t give you the money just yet.
there’s ˌlife in the old dog ˈyet(humorous) a person is old but is still active and enjoys life: At 70 he’s decided to go round the world. There’s life in the old dog yet! ♢ I’m not too old to enjoy myself! There’s life in the old dog yet, you know.
so ˌnear and ˌyet so ˈfarused to describe a situation in which somebody is very near to success, but finally fails: He came second in the piano competition, only one point behind the winner. So near and yet so far.
as ˈyetuntil now or until a particular time in the past: an as yet unpublished report ♢ As yet little is known about the disease.
Are we having fun yet?and AWHFY
sent. & comp. abb. This isn’t the fun that you stated or implied it would be, is it? Are we having fun yet? This is really dull. Gr8t d8t! AWHFY?
Up to the present time; up to now.
so near and yet so far
Nearby but still unattainable. This term appeared in the Roman writer Martial’s Epigrams (ca. a.d. 85) but apparently did not enter the English language for some time. Tennyson used it in “In Memoriam” (1850): “He seems so near and yet so far.”
wet behind the ears, (still)
Immature, inexperienced. This term refers to the fact that the last place to dry on a newborn colt or calf is the indentation behind its ears. Although the observation is surely older, the term dates from the early twentieth century. J. F. Straker used it in his novel A Coil of Rope (1962): “You’re still wet behind the ears, darling. It’s time you grew up.”