What does "a matter of something" mean? Do I have to use it with the word "time"?
"A matter of something" refers to a small amount of something. Usually, "a matter of something" is used with the word "time" or a unit of time, such as seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, etc. Ex: It's only a matter of minutes until the cookies will be done baking. Ex: In a matter of weeks, I will graduate from college.
Get more Native English Expressions >