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see which way the cat jumps

Definition of see which way the cat jumps in English:

informal See what direction events are taking before committing oneself.
Example sentences
  • Like real Dutchmen we wait to see which way the cat jumps before a company will stand up and profess to produce the discs for the European market.
  • But the others are undecided, waiting to see which way the cat jumps.
  • Then it will be interesting to see which way the cat jumps.
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Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words