all in good time
all in good time
at some future time; in the near future; soon. (This phrase is used to encourage people to be patient and wait quietly.) •

When will the baby be born? All in good time.

Mary: I'm starved! When will Bill get here with the pizza? Tom: All in good time, Mary, all in good time.

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{adv. phr.} Some time soon, when the time is ripe for an event to take place. * /"I want to get married, Dad," Mike said. "All in good time, Son," answered his father./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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