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waiting US English

The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens

wait US English

Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens

-in-waiting US English

Awaiting a turn, confirmation of a process, etc.

call waiting US English

A service whereby someone making a telephone call is notified of an incoming call and is able to place the first call on hold while answering the second

waiting game US English

A tactic in which one refrains from action for a time in order to act more effectively at a later date or stage

waiting list US English

A list of people waiting for something, especially housing or admission to a school

waiting room US English

A room provided for the use of people who are waiting to be seen by a doctor or dentist or who are waiting in a station for a bus or train

lady-in-waiting US English

A woman who attends a queen or princess

ready and waiting US English

Used to emphasize that someone or something is fully prepared or immediately available

an accident waiting to happen US English

A potentially disastrous situation, typically caused by negligent or faulty procedures

wait for in wait US English

Stay where one is or delay action until (someone) arrives or is ready

wait on in wait US English

Act as an attendant to (someone)

wait up in wait US English

Not go to bed until someone arrives or something happens

wait on US English

Act as an attendant to (someone)

wait up US English

Not go to bed until someone arrives or something happens

ready and waiting in ready US English

Used to emphasize that someone or something is fully prepared or immediately available

wait and see in wait US English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing or deciding something

wait and see US English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing or deciding something

ladies-in-waiting in lady-in-waiting US English

A woman who attends a queen or princess

an accident waiting to happen in accident US English

A potentially disastrous situation, typically caused by negligent or faulty procedures

in the wings in wing US English

Ready to do something or to be used at the appropriate time

in the wings US English

Ready to do something or to be used at the appropriate time

wait on someone hand and foot in hand US English

Attend to all someone’s needs or requests, especially when this is regarded as unreasonable

wait on someone hand and foot US English

Attend to all someone’s needs or requests, especially when this is regarded as unreasonable

wait for the other shoe to drop in shoe US English

Be prepared for a further or consequential event or complication to occur

wait for the other shoe to drop US English

Be prepared for a further or consequential event or complication to occur