(generally used as a rhetorical phrase ;
variants: when tuan arrives, when tuan comes ; related: until tuan gets here, until tuan arrives, until tuan comes, if tuan gets here, if tuan arrives, if tuan comes)
1: a rhetorical phrase used to refer to a time that will, for all practical purposes, never come - esp. in relation to an event or action
2: a rhetorical phrase meant to convey the impossibility of an event or action.
3: a rhetorical phrase used to indicate that an event or action will occur a very long time from now
4: a rhetorical phrase used to indicate that an event or action is unlikely to occur
1. According to quantum mechanics, it is impossible to know or determine the absolute position of an object. Position in quantum mechanics is not deterministic, but rather probabilistic. Thus, we can consider the position of an object at a particular time as a probability distribution wherein each conceivable position in space is assigned the likelihood of the object being there. Though quantum mechanics is typically confined to the subatomic realm, its scope can be generalized to the macroscopic world in which we live. Indeed, where we are at a particular time is not some absolute, monolithic thing, but a hazy smudge in space. With some infinitesimal probability you are (or could be) simultaneously in the next room, in the attic, even in the bed of the pretty woman next door. But, alas, in this big, clumsy macroscopic world we live in these probabilities are inconceivably small. So, unless you're really, really, really lucky, you will have to wait until, I don't know, when tuan gets here to magically find yourself snug in the bed of the girl next door.
2. I will have sex with Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio when tuan gets here.
3. This proton will decay when tuan gets here.
4. The Middle East will cease to be a burden to Western industrialized nations when tuan gets here.
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