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Just about

Almost, very nearly, as in This job is just about done, or At just about midnight we’ll uncork the champagne. This phrase is sometimes used alone, as in Are you finished yet?—Just about. It uses about in the sense of “nearly,” a usage dating from the early 1600s.


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  • Just a minute

    1. Also, just a moment. 2. Wait a little bit. This expression is used before explaining oneself, as in Just a minute, I didn’t mean that he was wrong , or to stop someone from something, as in Just a moment, I was here first . Also see hold everything 3. Only a very short […]

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  • Just as

    1. In precisely the same way as. For example, He’s signing his name just as he’s always done it. [ Early 1600s ] 2. Also, just so. To the same degree as. For example, Jim’s running just as fast as his friend, or He intended to give them just so much work as they could […]

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