around the corner

1

On the other side of a street corner, as in The doctor's office is around the corner from our house. [First half of 1800s]

2

Nearby, a short distance away, as in The nearest grocery store is just around the corner. [Early 1800s]

3

Very soon, imminent, as in You never know what stroke of luck lies just around the corner. [First half of 1900s]

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