just now

just now  {adv. phr.}
1. Just at this moment; at this time.
Mr. Johnson isn't here just now. Will you phone back later?
2.  {informal}
A very short time ago; only a moment ago; only a little while ago.
"Where could that boy have gone so quickly? He was here just now!"
Compare: WHILE AGO.
Categories: adverb informal time