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Today's Idiom = "At The Present Time"






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At The Present Time ( now; right now; for now ... )

"At The Present Time"



The present time is now.

Example: "Are you hiring new people?" Reply: "Not at the present time."



Not at the present time tells you that the thing may happen at a future time, but it is not happening now.

Example: "Would you consider buying from a different company?" Reply: "Not at the present time."



Saying not at the present time is more polite than saying no, because it leaves open the possibility that it may happen in the future.





At Stake

At This Juncture


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