not long

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not long

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see not,‎ long.
    "How long have you been in the service?" ―"Not long."
  2. (Britain) Fairly recently.
    • 1976, L. P. Davies, Possession, The Crime Club, →ISBN, page 138:
      " [] You ought to try one of these biscuits. They're good."
      "I've not long had breakfast," Morgan told him.

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