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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 in accident British & World English

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

an accident waiting to happen British & World English

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

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 for in wait British & World English

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

wait for it in wait British & World English

Do not act before the proper moment

wait for it British & World English

Do not act before the proper moment

wait and see in wait British & World English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing something

wait and see British & World English

Wait to find out what will happen before doing something

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

A woman who attends a queen or princess

in the wings British & World English

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

in the wings in wing 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 British & World English

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

wait for the other shoe to drop in shoe British & World English

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

waiting English-Spanish

espera f

waiting list English-Spanish

lista f de espera

waiting room English-Spanish

sala f de espera

waiting period English-Spanish

período m de espera

lady-in-waiting English-Spanish

dama f de honor

no waiting in waiting English-Spanish

prohibido estacionar

I am waiting/working in be English-Spanish

estoy esperando/trabajando

would you mind sitting here/waiting? in mind English-Spanish

¿le importaría sentarse aquí/esperar?, siéntese aquí/espere, por favor

we're ready and waiting in ready English-Spanish

estamos listos para lo que sea

have you been waiting long? in have English-Spanish

¿hace mucho que esperas?, ¿llevas mucho rato esperando?

have you been waiting long? in long English-Spanish

¿llevas mucho rato esperando?, ¿hace mucho que esperas?

she's waiting for Mr Right in Mr English-Spanish

está esperando al príncipe azul

sorry to keep you waiting in wait English-Spanish

perdón por hacerlo esperar

I'm waiting for a bus/friend in wait English-Spanish

estoy esperando el autobús/a un amigo


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