Time will tell

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Definition

(Only) time will tell (if the new prime minister is competent): We will (only) know at some point in the future (if the new prime minister is competent)
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Examples

  • "Time will tell if the project is a commercial success, but the Delavigne Gallery has already attracted enough plaudits to make it one of New York's newest and most exciting landmarks."
  • "Time will tell whether this will be the result of an increase in sales or of making redundancies, however few people in the industry believe that D&C's tradition of using authentic Italian tailoring, leathers and fabrics will continue under Mazerati's leadership."
  • "Horatio : Time will tell, white man, if they are alive."

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