Almost, very nearly, as in This job is just about done, or At just about midnight we'll uncork the champagne. This phrase is sometimes used alone, as in Are you finished yet?—Just about. It uses about in the sense of “nearly,” a usage dating from the early 1600s.
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If the oft-talked-about college “hook-up culture” could be embodied by a place, it would be Shooters.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Thus far, the most talked-about Green Friday hotspot is Denver dispensary the Grass Station.Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’|Abby Haglage|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A former talked-about, maybe-presidential candidate, Andrew Cuomo now hints at Hillary for president at his own re-election event.
In the just-released USA Today/Suffolk poll, Roberts trails his opponent by five points.A Loss by Pat Roberts in Kansas? Actually, Not So Bizarre|Jeff Greenfield|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A just-published study in the journal Nature explored how mice reacted to a diet of artificial sweeteners.
These stories by a round-about way, gathering in circumstantial detail as they travelled, had reached his sister.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
A few carbine and musket shots, from the knoll and house, soon brought them to a halt, and sent them to the right-about.
"Sure," grinned Stanton, with all the deceptive, undauntable optimism of the Just-Awakened.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
It is served by a ministerial-looking butler and a just-ready-to-be-ordained footman.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
A commotion, a squeal, a thrashing-about near at hand caused both to turn suddenly.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White