Definition of -in-waiting in English:

-in-waiting

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈweɪtɪŋ/

combining form

1Denoting a position as attendant to a royal personage: lady-in-waiting
2Awaiting a turn, confirmation of a process, etc. a political administration-in-waiting
2.1About to happen: an explosion-in-waiting

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