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offing
American English: /ˈɔfɪŋ/
, /ˈɑfɪŋ/
British English: /ˈɒfɪŋ/

noun

  • in the offing
    en perspectiva
    more changes are in the offing
    hay más cambios en perspectiva
    se avecinan más cambios
    Example sentences
    • We came past the island two days later and gave it an offing of over a mile compared to our usual half mile, with nothing to be seen, felt or smelt.

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