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    #1

    for the time being

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    ..two men in blue helmets, large and solid men, took their stand in the very middle of the scene and appeared to tell the ship, with a glance or two, that she could stay where she was for the time being because nothing against her was known so far to the police.

    For the time being = for the time = temporarily

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Re: for the time being

    For the time being = The time referred

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    #3

    Re: for the time being

    In my humble opinion "for the present" is the right interpretation for the present case.

    V.

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    Re: for the time being

    You're right, Vil - 'for the present' or 'until the situation changes'.

    Rover

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