How Long Is A While?

What’s considered a while?

It can mean a long time, but for certain “for a while” means that the period of time is longer than “just a second” or “just a minute” especially if the “while” part of the phrase is emphasized.

It can mean anything from longer than “just a minute” to a long time depending on context..

What does a little bit mean?

1 : to some extent : somewhat This one is a little bit bigger than that one. It bothered me a little bit. 2 chiefly US : a short time We talked for a little bit. 3 : a small amount of something The buffet had a little bit of everything.

What does a little while mean?

1. Definition (expr.) a significant amount of time, but not terribly long. Examples I haven’t eaten in this restaurant in a little while…

What does a good while mean?

Basically it’s to be used whenever you want to emphasize the fact that the time-frame in question is relatively long, and typically you’d use it in following sentences: “I haven’t seen you for a good while” “He’s been gone for a good while, I’m not sure if he’s coming back today!”

How much is a few?

While many would agree that few means three or more, the dictionary definition is, “not many but more than one”. So, a few cannot be one, but it can be as low as two.

How long is a few days?

A “few” typically refers to the vicinity of 3 to 7 of something. A few days would be longer than a couple (two) but shorter than a week (seven). So the time duration could range from three to six days and still be classified as a few.

How long is considered a while?

three weeksFOR all intents and purposes, when someone says a WHILE, they mean three weeks. PERIOD!

What does a long while mean?

a (good) long while noun. : a long time.

How long is a little while in minutes?

Depends on the context. But if someone in the office said it. In my head it’s less than one hour, but over 20 minutes. “back in a bit” would then be for under 20 minutes.

How do you use it’s been a long time?

Basically, “It’s a long time” is “It is a long time” and present tense as far as I’m concerned; and “It’s been a long time is “it has been a long time” and past tense. Roniy: you need to use past tense or future. If it’s been a long time since you were at school, that was in the past.

What does a while ago mean?

some time agoa while ago means some time ago. The period of time we’re talking about can be a day, a week, a couple of months or, possibly, even a couple of years. It is always relative to the situation in which this expression is used.

How often is once in a while?

The “while”here indicates a period of time and “once in a while” implies something that happens sometimes but not regularly . If something happens once in a while, it happens occasionally, but not very often.