1. only for the moment or during a current situation
only/just for the time being
Something which is 'for the time being', is intended to be temporary and not permanent. You might say "While you are sick, you can work from home for the time being." This phrase implies that you intend to review the situation or decision at a future time. You will hear this used in conversation in social and professional contexts. Adding 'only' or 'just' at the beginning of this phrase stresses the temporality of the arrangement.