a long time coming

idiom

: arriving or happening after a lot of time has passed
His promotion was a long time coming.

Examples of a long time coming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For many, Painter's arrival here has been a long time coming. NBC News, 9 Apr. 2024 The collaboration had been a long time coming — Jakob says people have been floating the idea for his entire adult life. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 It’s been a long time coming for founders Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks, who have created beautiful properties in Brooklyn, the Catskills, and Nashville, but there’s something extra special about this one, their first location in the West. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Apr. 2024 For Assange, his supporters, and the US government, Tuesday’s ruling has been a long time coming, culminating more than four years of legal battles in the UK. Dell Cameron Matt Burgess, WIRED, 26 Mar. 2024 Paris has been a long time coming for Gauff who’s had her sights set on the Olympic stage for the past three years. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 25 Mar. 2024 It's been a long time coming, but the state and federal project to widen 2 miles of Arkansas 170 from U.S. 62 to Clyde Carnes Road is about to enter the construction stage. Lynn Kutter, arkansasonline.com, 16 Mar. 2024 Darling said that although the city considered a permitting process at one point, the ban has been a long time coming. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Mar. 2024 The land is a long time coming, as Walt Disney World Resort’s Pandora – The World of Avatar has been open since May 2017. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024

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“A long time coming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20long%20time%20coming. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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