Exactly at this time, as in Harry isn't here just now; can he call you back? [Late 1600s]
Only a moment ago, as in As she was saying just now, they are fully booked. [Early 1600s]
Is It Just Deserts Or Just Desserts?
Dictionary.com once featured the word comeuppance as a Word of the Day. Comeuppance is defined as “deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant.” More than a few devoted users wrote in to inform us that there was a typo in the definition: just deserts should be just desserts. Were our users correct? Was an s left out of this expression by mistake? Is the phrase just …
shit just got real
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current, modern, contemporary, today, newly, previously, then, before, earlier, once, coeval, prompt, being, begun, instant, commenced, nowadays, scarce, scarcely, barely
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