Just now

Exactly at this time, as in Harry isn’t here just now; can he call you back? [ Late 1600s ]
Only a moment ago, as in As she was saying just now, they are fully booked. [ Early 1600s ]


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  • Just one of those things

    noun phrase Something that can hardly be predicted, justified, explained, or avoided, but is an intrinsic and sometimes a distressful part of living •The gestural equivalent is a shrug: Their divorce was just one of those things (1930s+) A random occurrence that can’t be explained. For example, It wasn’t their fault that the show failed; […]

  • Justs

    [juhst] /dʒʌst/ noun, verb (used without object) 1. . adjective (dʒʌst) 1. 2. conforming to high moral standards; honest 3. consistent with justice: a just action 4. rightly applied or given; deserved: a just reward 5. legally valid; lawful: a just inheritance 6. well-founded; reasonable: just criticism 7. correct, accurate, or true: a just account […]

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    adverb Just the thing needed or wanted: cup of coffee will be just the ticket Also, that’s the ticket . Exactly what is needed; exactly right. For example, This van is just the ticket for carrying all our luggage , or That’s the ticket—you’re handling that chain saw very well . The second phrase dates […]

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