in the fullness of time

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in the fullness of time

Within the appropriate or destined time, as in We'll know if it's a boy or a girl in the fullness of time. This expression employs fullness in the sense of "a complete or ample measure or degree." [Early 1600s]

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