Meaning: Used to describe something that will definitely happen, maybe sooner, maybe later. Also expressed as “A matter of time.”
Life will eventually return to normal. It’s just a question of time.
Spring and warm weather will come. It’s just a question of time.
The volcanologist said it’s just a matter of time when the volcano will erupt. It could be next month, it could be next year, it could be twenty years.
If someone says “It’s just a question of time,” they are saying…
A. Something will happen soon.
B. Something will happen a long time from now.
C. It will never happen.
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Trick question! A, B, and C are all incorrect. The correct answer is that something will happen, but it could be soon or it could be a long time from now.