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Technically this concept should not be that difficult to grasp. A period of time 30 minutes long. BUT NO!

This elastic time period has a life of its own. It appears to mean any time after now. Common uses include:

  • I'll meet you at (insert meeting point here) in half an hour
  • I'm just popping out for half an hour
  • I'll hand in that urgent piece of work in half an hour

    See also back in 5 minutes

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