(just/right) around the corner



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition -

"(just/right) around the corner"

about to happen soon;

imminent

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - around the corner

"(just/right) around the corner"

a short distance away;

nearby

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - around the corner

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I can't believe it's December the twentieth already.

Friend 2:  Christmas is just around the corner.

Friend 1:  And I haven't done any of my shopping yet.

Friend 2:  Then you had better get to it. You don't have a lot of time left.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - around the corner

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Hey. You're out of milk.

Friend 2:  No problem. There's a convenience store right around the corner.

Friend 1:  Do you want me to go and get some milk?

Friend 2:  Would you please? The store is really close.

Friend 1:  Sure. I'll be right back.





(just/right) around the corner - Usage:

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(just/right) around the corner - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for around the corner.



(just/right) around the corner - Examples:

1)  ... heralded as proof that weakness is over and good times are just around the corner.

2)  Out the door I went, down the front steps, and around the corner to the narrow gravel drive-way that ran between our house and the neighbors'.

3)  Christmas is just around the corner and now that Halloween is over, ...

4)  Elections are around the corner and people will vote for whoever explain them how he will resolve issues.

5)  With end-of-year exams around the corner, here's a look at foods that can help boost your brain power.

6)  When I travel, I don't know what's going to be around the corner.

7)  ... plateaued through 2015 and most of 2016, Twitter maintained that progress was around the corner and it was just a matter of patience and investment.

8)  With the prospect of higher interest rates around the corner, is the bull run over?

9)  ... says that any uncertainty in the air over Brexit and economic change around the corner means that many investors are reviewing their plans and portfolios.

10)  Frank is based just around the corner from our new space.

11)  It feels agonisingly close and right around the corner.

12)  Is a new European financial crash just around the corner?

13)  ... asparagus is all the notice you need to know that summer is just around the corner.

14)  ... because you never know what's around the corner.

15)  ... who have suggested another move may be just around the corner.

16)  There's a talk of an "industrial revolution" just around the corner, one that's akin to the rise of the internet.

17)  The theme was very festive -- hinting that Christmas is around the corner.

18)  A small-scale city full of creative spirits - there's always something different around the corner.

19)  My favourite is at this little church just around the corner from the Jewish Ghetto.

20)  ... started to frequent a bar just around the corner from the apartment.