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soon-to-be Line breaks: soon-to-be

Definition of soon-to-be in English:


Planned or destined to have a specified position or quality in the near future: her soon-to-be husband a soon-to-be wealthy man
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  • My own soon-to-be father-in-law, upon finding out his daughter fancied a musician, asked 'So what do you do for your daily bread?'
  • Each year, thousands of soon-to-be music graduates begin thinking about job prospects after graduation.
  • During the New York primary election campaign, the soon-to-be president Bill Clinton played "Don't Be Cruel" on the Arsenio Hall TV show.

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