"(to be) a matter of time"
"(to be) only a matter of time"
"(to be) just a matter of time"
certain to happen at some time in the future
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: I can't believe that Stewart is still working here. He has made major mistakes and cost the company a lot of money. His incompetence is unbelievable.
Colleague 2: It is only a matter of time before he gets fired.
Colleague 1: So you think he will get fired? When?
Colleague 2: Not sure but soon.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: Aren't you worried about your cat?
Friend 2: He is always running away.
Friend 1: So you think he will come back?
Friend 2: It is just a matter of time. He will get hungry and find his way home eventually. He always does.
Being only a matter of time before a car passed, the stranded couple simply waited.
1) ... investors suspect it is only a matter of time before it delivers another cut to the 2.5 percent cash rate.
2) ... and that it's only a matter of time before the paperwork is completed and the deal is made official.
3) ... sport gets into bed with big gambling. It's only a matter of time before it infects all the major sporting codes.
4) ... how they obstruct drivers' and cyclists' views, it seems like only a matter of time before someone steps out from behind one of these pillars and gets hurt.
5) It's only a matter of time before that happens, but until then, high prices will stick around.
6) Without state money, it's only a matter of time until universities start shutting down.
7) ... was recently reported as saying it was only a matter of time before we saw a female F1 driver.
8) With selling points like security, speed and convenience, it's only a matter of time before we see widespread adoption of the mobile wallet.
9) ... we do it in numbers because we know it's only a matter of time before we can't.
10) ... although given the effort undertaken to secure distribution rights, it seems only a matter of time before the two brands attract the additional management attention they deserve.
11) ... believes it's a matter of time before every province legalizes private-store wine, beer and spirit sales.
12) Leaving the wire in place was not an option as it was only a matter of time before it got hung up in the forest and injured the animal.
13) But he needs to know we're on his trail. It's just a matter of time before he puts a foot wrong.
14) The bug is knocking at Manitoba's door and experts say it's only a matter of time before it breaches Manitoba's borders.
15) ... introducing HD handsets this year and we think the majority will be HD in a matter of time.
16) It may just be a matter of time before the Chinese private sector plays a bigger role in the global arena.
17) Although we have not yet had a serious outbreak, it is only a matter of time before it happens.
18) ... it's just a matter of time before they attack us again.
19) I believe that Joey is mentally unstable, and it is only a matter of time before he harms himself, my daughter or anyone that may step in ...
20) In fact she also felt the same. I am sure it is just a matter of time and we'll do a film together soon.