Matter of times

What’s the difference between these two?

1)Matters of time
2)Matter of times

  1. Matters of time = matters relating to time;
    e.g. The tense of a verb is important when determining matters of time.
    This is a very specialised use of the term - other than in discussing grammar I can’t think of a time when it would be used. It is not a standard expression and if you have heard it used in a similar way to ‘matter of time’ (see below), then it is likely to have been used incorrectly.

2)matter of times - incorrect

The usual phrase is ‘a matter of time’ which means ‘sure to happen at some time in the future’.

It is only a matter of time before she comes to see us. - she is sure to come and see us at some time in the future.
We are all sure to die eventually. It is just a matter of time.

Thank you so much :slight_smile:

Hi Beeesneees.
If someone says that “It’s just a matter of time”
So it means that he is sure about that it will happen in the future ?

-Please explain the meaning of the phrases:
1)Matter of fact,
2)Matter of life and death,