for the moment

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for the moment

Also, for the present; for the time being. Temporarily, during the period under consideration, for now. For example, For the moment I am tied up, but I'll get to it next week, or This room arrangement will do for the present, or Jim will act as secretary for the time being. The first term dates from the late 1800s, the first variant from the mid-1500s, and the second variant from the late 1400s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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