for the time being: meaning and explanation
This fixed expression can be used as an alternative to temporarily or at the moment. e.g. I usually work in Manchester but for the time being I’m based in Liverpool.
Have a go at these micro-dictation exercises to hear this expression being used in context – how much can you understand?
Accent: Northern England
About the sentence
…we’ll need a bigger place…
My place is an informal way of talking about your house/apartment. e.g. Do you want to come over to my place this evening?
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Here are some questions/links to help you learn the new vocabulary:
- Is there anything happening in your life which is just temporary? Tell me about it using for the time being.