It has been a while

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Definition

it has been a while (since we've spoken): it has been quite a long time, a lot of time has passed, it's been ages (since we've spoken)
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This will take a while. This will require some time.
once in a while from time to time, occasionally

It's been 7 years (since I've seen her!): 7 years have passed (since I last saw her!); (I've not seen her) for 7 years!
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Examples

  • "It has now been 48 days (and 47 nights) since your "home improvements" caused this damage and my bathroom ceiling has still not been repaired."
  • "Is it Friday already? We haven't spoken in a while."
  • "It's been a while since we've gotten together and talked face to face."
  • "Nigel : Bruno, my boy, it's been only 10 minutes since we met, but I feel like we've known each other for hours."
  • "But it's been years!"
  • "Uhh, a supermarket, haven't been to one of these in a while."

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