Idiom:  in the meantime


Idiom:  in the meantime

  • at the same time something is happening or during the interval between things that are happening

Example sentences

  • I have to get dinner ready so please do your homework in the meantime.
  • We will have your car fixed by Tuesday evening and in the meantime, you can use one of our courtesy cars free of charge.
  • I hope to find a job after graduation. In the meantime, I'm preparing my CV and getting references together.
  • The doctor will be with you shortly. In the meantime, please fill out these forms.
  • Fire and rescue are on the scene of the accident.  In the meantime, they've asked us to  donate blood if we're able to.
  • I don't get paid until the end of the month. What am I supposed to do in the meantime?
  • I was waiting for my dental appointment. In the meantime, I broke my tooth and had to have emergency surgery so I don't need the filling after all.
  • My flight was delayed 8 hours. In the meantime, I decided to leave the airport and take a tour of the city.


  • for the time being

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