Idiom: only just
— It’s over already? We only just got to the party.
— You're leaving already? But you only just got here 15 minutes ago!
— It feels like we only just started college and now we're graduating.
— "We've only just begun" is one of the top hits by the Carpenters.
— Hurry up and come over. The game only just started a few minutes ago.
— The doctor's only just arrived because of traffic so unfortunately you'll have to wait at least an hour to see her.
— My sister only just passed the bar exam on her fifth try.
— What a waste of time. The last person to interview only just became a teacher a month ago so she has no teaching experience.
— Once again I only just missed the Olympic marathon trials qualifying time by five seconds.
— We need to hire some new employees ASAP. We're only just managing to fulfill order.
— I'm a faster swimmer than my sister, but only just.
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