(only) time will tell

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Definition of (only) time will tell

used to say that the results of a situation will be known only after a certain amount of time has passed "Will he be OK?" "I don't know. Only time will tell."

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“(only) time will tell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28only%29%20time%20will%20tell. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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