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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #87145: Expressions with the word WAIT
Expressions with the word WAIT
wait your turn = to wait in a patient way for the opportunity to have or do something
an accident waiting to happen = a situation that is likely to cause an accident
can hardly wait = used to say that you are excited about something that will happen
keep somebody waiting = to make somebody have to wait or be delayed, especially because you arrive late
wait and see = used to tell somebody that they must be patient and wait to find out about something later
wait a minute/moment/second = to wait for a short time OR used when you have just noticed or remembered something, or had a sudden idea
wait till/until = used to show that you are very excited about telling or showing something to somebody
just you wait = used to emphasize a threat, warning or promise
waiting in the wings/waiting (for) your chance = to be prepared for an opportunity to do something that you have wanted to do for a long time
wait for the dust to settle = to wait for a situation to become clear or certain
wait behind = to stay after other people have gone, especially to speak to somebody privately
wait about/around = to stay in a place, with nothing particular to do, for example because you are expecting something to happen or somebody to arrive
wait on somebody (hand and foot) = to act as a servant to somebody
wait something out = to wait until an unpleasant event has finished
wait up for somebody = to wait for somebody to come home at night before you go to bed
there's no time to wait = used for saying that you must do something immediately
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