Definition of in the wings in English:

in the wings

Ready to do something or to be used at the appropriate time: older councillors were replaced by technocrats waiting in the wings
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  • Now he is waiting in the wings again, ready to pounce and deliver for Kildare, if he is called to do so.
  • There was no moderate force ready in the wings capable of weathering the storm.
  • Teens love to recycle denim, and we've got a couple of ideas in the wings ready to roll.
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