for the time being


for the time being
adverb
temporarily (Freq. 2)
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we'll stop for the time being

Syn: ↑for the moment

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FOR NOW, for the moment, for the present, in the interim, for the nonce, in/for the meantime, in the meanwhile, for a short time, briefly; temporarily, provisionally, pro tem; informal for the minute.
time

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phrasal

will take no action for the time being

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for the time being
At the present time or the actual time in question
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for the present; until some other arrangement is made

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for the time being
: during the present time but possibly not in the future

I think we should stay here for the time being. [=for now]

For the time being, this car suits all of our family's needs.

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for the time ˈbeing idiom
for a short period of time but not permanently

You can leave your suitcase here for the time being.

Main entry:timeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • for the time being — phrasal for the present …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • for the nonce — See: FOR THE TIME BEING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the nonce — See: FOR THE TIME BEING …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • For the reason that — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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