in the meantime

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - in the meantime

"in the meantime"

in the time between the ending of something and the beginning of something else


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - in the meantime

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I can't believe that the office manager was fired.

Colleague 2:  Believe it. I wonder how long it will take to hire a replacement and what we are going to do until then.

Colleague 1:  I imagine that one of us will be appointed as acting manager in the meantime.

Colleague 2:  Temporarily until a new manager is hired?

Colleague 1:  I believe so.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - in the meantime

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you hear? A water pipe burst in Georgina's apartment block. She will be homeless for two weeks until the repairs are made.

Friend 2:  What is she going to do?

Friend 1:  She told me that, in the meantime, she will stay in a hotel. Apparently her insurance company will cover the expense.

Friend 2:  I suppose a two-week stay in a hotel is not so bad.

in the meantime - Usage:


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in the meantime - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for in the meantime.

in the meantime - Examples:

1)  ... deserves a clear and timely resolution. In the meantime, we request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles ...

2)  ... iPhone cycle, together with stabilizing iPad revenues, Apple can drive growth in the meantime without new products.

3)  ... the previous chairman, will take over in the meantime and that a search panel has been constituted to find a new boss.

4)  He explained that in the meantime, hospital services would be disrupted, necessitating the transfer of HSA patients to other ...

5)  ... the other hand, if the final rate is lower than that granted in the meantime, SMCPC shall refund the amount corresponding to the reduction. 

6)  The asking rate had moved from 5.40 to 6.09 in the meantime.

7)  ... progress on key transformation issues and bringing everyone to the table. In the meantime there have been ongoing disruptions of services and operations on campus by a group of ...

8)  ... had been irregularly awarded. But the court ruled that CPS should, in the meantime, continue to administer the system, and that the tender should be reissued by ...

9)  ... the appointment of a successor and work has already started on this. In the meantime Dave Moore has agreed to act as caretaker manager.

10)  The board was given four months to complete the task. In the meantime, the board has requested me to perform the role of chairman.

11)  In the meantime, customers are urged to monitor usage on secondary lines linked to their contract in ...

12)  ... a view to resolving the matter as expeditiously as possible. In the meantime, the CBN has instructed the banks to suspend any remittance of dividends until further ...

13)  ... of how public facilities could be used to provide social services for families in the meantime, while waiting for more permanent facilities.

14)  ... he added, and much of it was driven by people renting in the meantime while they built their home in a new estate over 18 months to two years ...

15)  It could create stress and inconvenience for loved ones who would, in the meantime, have to pay for your care and maintenance as well as expenses relating to ...

16)  ... wait for the federal government to announce its plan for legalizing marijuana. In the meantime, police continue to lay criminal charges.

17)  ... take effect one year from its acceptance by the UN. In the meantime, the obligations remain intact.

18)  A great deal has changed in the meantime. The Cold War has ended, the US long ago told the world its ...

19)  ... cropped up in the last decade. Many rightful owners have died in the meantime decade. Their claimants didn't make the necessary changes in the ownership since the ...

20)  ... that school for 12 years and I came back to it, and in the meantime those sports had grown to 30.