before long

before long
(before (или ere) long)
скоро, вскоре; в непродолжительном времени

I'm his mother. My son is not in town, but I daresay he will be before long. Can I give him any message? (J. Galsworthy, ‘Swan Song’, part I, ch. II) — Говорит его мать. Моего сына нет в городе, но, вероятно, он скоро приедет. Передать ему что-нибудь?

He had begun to hate the place before long... (K. S. Prichard, ‘The Roaring Nineties’, ch. 14) — Моррис очень скоро стал ненавидеть эти места...

‘We'll have to be married before long, now.’ ‘Do you think so?’ Dick asked anxiously. ‘Do you think..?’ Amy laughed softly. ‘The sooner the better. Then there won't be any talk, by and by.’ (K. S. Prichard, ‘Golden Miles’, ch. 7) — - Теперь уж нам придется поспешить со свадьбой. - Ты так считаешь? - испуганно спросил Дик. - Ты думаешь..? - Чем скорее, тем лучше. Чтобы не было сплетен. - Эми тихонько рассмеялась.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • before long — {adv. phr.} In a short time; without much delay; in a little while, soon. * /Class will be over before long./ * /We were tired of waiting and hoped the bus would come before long./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • before long — {adv. phr.} In a short time; without much delay; in a little while, soon. * /Class will be over before long./ * /We were tired of waiting and hoped the bus would come before long./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • before long — adverb in the near future (Freq. 1) the doctor will soon be here the book will appear shortly she will arrive presently we should have news before long • Syn: ↑soon, ↑shortly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • before\ long — adv. phr. In a short time; without much delay; in a little while, soon. Class will be over before long. We were tired of waiting and hoped the bus would come before long …   Словарь американских идиом

  • before long — we ll be in Kentucky before long Syn: soon, shortly, presently, in the near future, in a little while, by and by, in a minute, in a moment, in a second; informal anon, in a jiffy; dated directly; literary ere long …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • before long — soon. I think we ll be finished with this before long …   New idioms dictionary

  • before long — soon She joined the company in 1995, and before long she was promoted to sales manager …   English dictionary

  • before long — Synonyms and related words: after a time, after a while, afterward, afterwards, anon, betimes, by and by, by destiny, directly, ere long, fatally, hopefully, imminently, in a moment, in a while, in aftertime, in due course, in due time, in the… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • before long — adverb Date: 1619 in the near future ; soon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • before long — pretty soon, within a short period of time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • before long — idi soon …   From formal English to slang

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