for the time being


for the time being
for the moment & for the time being
for the present; for now; temporarily. •

This quick fix will have to do for the moment.

This is all right for the time being. It'll have to be improved next week, however.

This good feeling will last only for the time being.

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also {literary}[for the nonce] {adv. phr.} For now; for a while; temporarily. * /I haven't any note paper, but this envelope will do for the time being./ * /She hasn't found an apartment yet; she's staying with her aunt for the time being./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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