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waiting British & World English

The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or event

wait British & World English

Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or event

-in-waiting British & World English

Denoting a position as attendant to a royal personage

call waiting British & World English

A service whereby someone making a telephone call is notified of an incoming call on the line that they are already using, and is able to place the first call on hold while the second is answered

waiting game British & World 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 British & World English

A list of people waiting for something, such as housing or admission to a hospital or school

waiting room British & World 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 British & World English

A woman who attends a queen or princess

an accident waiting to happen British & World English

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

wait for in wait British & World English

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

wait on in wait British & World English

Act as an attendant to

wait up in wait British & World English

Not go to bed until someone arrives or something happens

wait on British & World English

Act as an attendant to

wait up British & World English

Not go to bed until someone arrives or something happens

wait and see in wait British & World English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing something

wait for it in wait British & World English

Do not act before the proper moment

wait and see British & World English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing something

wait for it British & World English

Do not act before the proper moment

ladies-in-waiting in lady-in-waiting British & World English

A woman who attends a queen or princess

an accident waiting to happen in accident British & World English

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

in the wings in wing British & World English

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

in the wings British & World English

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

wait on someone hand and foot in hand British & World English

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

wait on someone hand and foot British & World 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 British & World English

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

wait for the other shoe to drop British & World English

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