(at) any minute (now)


: very soon
The bus should be here any minute now.
I'm expecting a phone call any minute.
Things could change at any minute.

Examples of (at) any minute (now) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Busy cooks can stock up on ingredients for several batches and stand ready to break out a skillet at any minute, including the last minute. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 28 Oct. 2023 Some were also tourists, who joined the cascade of residents at nearby squares to distance themselves from buildings that could fall at any minute. Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2023 The vibe is such that at any minute, Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things might just join the party. oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2023 The vote could lead to a walkout of more than 400 cashiers, cooks, baristas, bartenders and concession workers employed throughout the airport that could take place at any minute. Rey Covarrubias Jr., The Arizona Republic, 4 Sep. 2023 Several generations of us grew up exposed to movies and TV shows that forced us to develop a bitter awareness that, at any minute, we could be confronted with an ugly caricature or made the target of a cruel slur deployed to generate laughs or cheers from a straight audience. Mark Harris, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2023 The Studio Buds Plus will also come in white or black, according to the listing which is likely to vanish any minute now. Chris Welch, The Verge, 26 Apr. 2023 Given the new guidelines suggest school staff should inform parents about students’ gender identities, the teen is sure the counselor will be sending an email to their mother and father any minute. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2022 Sentral, which manages some 3,000 apartments, seems to court a class of nomadic remote workers who might pick up and move at any minute. WIRED, 27 Aug. 2022 See More

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“(at) any minute (now).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28at%29%20any%20minute%20%28now%29. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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