English Idiomatic Expression: “For a good while”

By Robby

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Today’s idiomatic expression is very simple – FOR A GOOD WHILE.

It’s just another way of saying:

  • For quite some time


  • For a long time

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!”

“I guess you’ll be doing that for a good while, so I’ll come back in a couple hours, is that OK?”

As always – to hear more sample sentences on using this particular idiomatic expression, watch the video above!

Best Regards,

Robby 😉

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