1. It'll happen any day now. 2. It's right around the corner. 3. ...in the near future. 4. It will/won't happen in our lifetime. (= in the next 40-50 years) 5. It's a sign/taste of things to come. (= it indicates how things will be in the future) 6. I'm counting down the days until... (= I'm excited about the future event, I can't wait for it to happen) 7. Sooner or later... / It's bound to happen eventually. (= it will definitely happen sometime in the future) 8. I'll get around to it. (= I'll do it sometime in the future, but I don't know exactly when) 9. I'll do it right away. / I'll get right on it. (= I'll do it immediately) 10. Time will tell. (in the future, we will know if something is true/false or good/bad) #1, #2, and #3 are used to say something will happen soon.