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waiting game

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Definition of waiting game in English:

noun

A tactic in which one refrains from action for a time in order to act more effectively at a later date or stage: policemen were last night playing a waiting game outside the cottage
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  • This waiting game is a true lesson in powerlessness, and I don't like it.
  • The waiting game Veronica was playing with him - no, with the entire class - was driving them all nuts.
  • Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Australia are playing a tense waiting game.

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