about to

about to meaning

  • to be at the point where something was just going to be done
  • on the verge of
  • can be used to show that a task was going to be done but was disturbed at the onset

Example Sentences

  1. I was about to come to you for advise when you called me.
  2. It is a thrill that you experience when you are about to enter a massive roller coaster.
  3. You know when you are about to meet the man of your dreams when everything else is going wrong.
  4. It is the emotional strength of a woman that helps her when she is about to give birth.
  5. To know that you are about to die must have been a painful journey for him after the doctors diagnosed him with cancer.
  6. The cave is about to fall hence visitors have been advised to keep away.
  7. I know that you are about to leave the country for good. What is the point of hiding it now?
  8. It was great that the operation went well, I was about to call another specialist otherwise.
  9. The children are about to sleep, please don’t make a noise.

Origin

Neither the literary nor the term’s origin are available at the moment.

A Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

Idiom of the Day

clean slate
a clean slate Meaning to wipe the past out and begin afresh to be ready to make a fresh beginning to be ready to be moulded as per ... Read on

Advertisement

Follow Us

Like Facebook Page

Recent Comments

Keep in Touch

Copyrights © 2017 - The Idioms - All Rights Reserved.