before\ long

adv. phr.
In a short time; without much delay; in a little while, soon.

Class will be over before long.

We were tired of waiting and hoped the bus would come before long.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • before long — {adv. phr.} In a short time; without much delay; in a little while, soon. * /Class will be over before long./ * /We were tired of waiting and hoped the bus would come before long./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • before long — {adv. phr.} In a short time; without much delay; in a little while, soon. * /Class will be over before long./ * /We were tired of waiting and hoped the bus would come before long./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • before long — adverb in the near future (Freq. 1) the doctor will soon be here the book will appear shortly she will arrive presently we should have news before long • Syn: ↑soon, ↑shortly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • before long — soon. I think we ll be finished with this before long …   New idioms dictionary

  • before long — soon She joined the company in 1995, and before long she was promoted to sales manager …   English dictionary

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  • before long — adverb Date: 1619 in the near future ; soon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • before long — pretty soon, within a short period of time …   English contemporary dictionary

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