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We were talking in a group about two components of my Salary one Offshore and another Onsite. There I said

Last year I just got the Offshore Hike and not the onsite hike.

Now I want to know if the sentence

Last year I just got the Offshore Hike

is equivalent to

Last year I only got the Offshore Hike

I know the second one sounds better, but I just want to know if the first one (with the word 'just') is also right, as we know the context.

  • Just can mean only, but it can also mean very recently. When I read your example sentence, I assumed at first (incorrectly) that you'd been using it to mean "very recently." It wasn't until I finished the question that I realized you'd meant it in the other sense . . . – Jason Bassford Jun 20 '18 at 23:41
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Yes. 'Just' can mean 'only' like in your example

just adverb (ONLY) ​ B1 only; simply:

"Would you like another drink?" "OK, just one more." It was just a joke.

Just (Cambridge Dictionary)

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