long in coming

idiom

: not happening quickly
The changes were long in coming.

Examples of long in coming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The statue memorial has been too long in coming, said Orozco-Garrett, who for a time would serve as a Dallas justice of the peace. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, 22 July 2021 The apology that Francis made on Indigeneous lands on Monday, long in coming and held back along the way, put the Church on the path of penitence once and for all. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 26 July 2022 Why has the first RSV vaccine been so long in coming? Annette Regan, Fortune Well, 10 May 2023 Those transit plans may be long in coming, but the new construction — years in the making — is approaching fast. Catherine Carlock, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Oct. 2022 The decline of the Supreme Court’s reputation for trustworthiness has been long in coming, but quickened during the last few years, writes Times columnist Michael Hiltzik. Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2022 Once the lockout lifts, the answers won’t be long in coming. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The Great Correction that Malinowski envisions has been far too long in coming, but, in certain quarters of Washington, optimism is finally having a moment. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 8 Dec. 2022 Anslinger's reaction to La Guardia Report was not long in coming. Dario Sabaghi, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021

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“Long in coming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20in%20coming. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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