Decoded: 'In a minute'
A minute? The long-held definition of "a minute" is as a period of time equal to sixty seconds. But these days, some use it to represent an extremely long period of time. The expression is typically used in the past tense, but for some instances it can be used in the future tense.
"I haven't gone to the gym in a minute. So much for that New Year's Resolution..."
"I haven't taken my girlfriend out on a date in a minute. Maybe I'll buy some flowers on my way home to show her how much I love her."
Mom: "Bobby, go take out the trash!"
You: "Mom, I'll do it in a minute"
*Disclaimer: We all know it's going to be longer than an actual minute
Here are some ways people on social media have used the saying: