At the moment

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Definition

(I can't answer the phone) at the moment: (I can't answer the phone) right now, this second, immediately, at this time
idiom
We use a similar expression to refer to past events: At that moment (in time), I was scared for my life.

Examples

  • "We're not here at the moment."
  • "I'm probably photocopying or making coffee at the moment, but please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I get permission to use the phone again."
  • "We're looking for surf instructors on the Yorke Peninsula at the moment."
  • "But as you know, I'm working two jobs at the moment."
  • "Actually, that suits me – the Australian Dollar is down against the US Dollar at the moment."
  • "He's in a meeting at the moment."
  • "Xavier : What are you doing at the moment, Brian?"
  • "Well this 'app' I'm using at the moment is quite exciting."
  • "Moira McDonald is breastfeeding at the moment, but we do have our business correspondent, Janine Overtime, here."
  • "You are too angry to talk to someone at the moment, so you will be placed on hold until you have calmed down a bit."

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