Idiom: a matter of time
Note: this idiom is often preceded by "only" or "just"
— Your paintings are incredible. It’s only a matter of time before you become famous.
— If you continue to drive like this, it’s only a matter of time until you get into a serious accident.
— Keep applying. It's only a matter of time before a job offer comes through.
— I hope it's only just a matter of time until we have a woman US president.
— We all knew it was a matter of time before our boss was fired because she was always absent.
— We thought it would only be a matter of time before we got pregnant but after a year of trying we realized we needed to see a fertility specialist.
— Climate change is real. It's only a matter of time before we see very serious consequences.
— Using serious drugs is a real gamble. It's just a matter of time before you become addicted.
— My girlfriend is so beautiful I know it’s only a matter of time before she breaks up with me.
— It's devastating but it was just a matter of time before my husband passed from terminal cancer.
— They didn't get along. It was only a matter of time before they broke up.
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