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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #87145: Expressions with the word WAIT
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    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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    Lesson created by notrepere, then lucile83 assisted with the French.         


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    1. You have no talent at all! - You are wrong! I will be a famous dancer one day, !

    2. Hold on! ! I've not finished talking to you!

    3. The storm is too strong and dangerous so we can't leave. We'll have to .

    4. Hurry, hurry! ! We have to catch the thief.

    5. No fighting, children. You need to share that toy and .

    6. My husband is so lazy! He expects me to !

    7. I never knew that opera singer was so good! - Yes, I know. She has been for quite some time.

    8. You had better move that knife from the edge of the counter! That is !

    9. You've had a very stressful life lately. I think you should rest and before making any decisions.

    10. Christmas is right around the corner and I ! It is my favourite holiday.

    11. Mum, can we go to the park? - I don't know, dear, we have to if we'll have the time.

    12. I have to work late tonight, dear, so please don't .

    13. Mark, please after the meeting. I need to talk to you about your job.

    14. We have to go now or we'll be late! I don't want to .

    15. you see what I have just bought!

    16. --this isn't the right key.

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