“There is no doubt that Anne is the queen bee in the office; whatever she says is listened to by everyone.”
(just) a question of time
The people will get tired of these politics soon. It is just a question of time.
Anna and Phil will break up; it is just a question of time.
quick off the mark
“Dave already has the new album? He’s quick off the mark: it only went on sale yesterday.”
The reason this company is in trouble is because they don’t look for the right solution, but instead the quick fix.
“I’m not looking for a change of my personality. I just want a quick fix so I can feel better about myself for a few days.”
quiet before the storm
a period of quiet and peace before the major problems arrive
“Things have been a lot more peaceful at work recently.”
“Yes, but I think this is the quiet before the storm: Phil and Dave are back next week, and the rumours are that they are going to fire some people.”