only just - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. 1
    a very short time ago

    The film’s only just started, so you haven’t missed much.

    I’m not hungry. I’ve only just had lunch!

     Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    by a small degree, or by a small amount

    At present we are only just managing to satisfy the demands of our customers.

    I’ve got only just enough money to last me the month.

See also main entry: only