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
- I was about to come to you for advise when you called me.
- It is a thrill that you experience when you are about to enter a massive roller coaster.
- You know when you are about to meet the man of your dreams when everything else is going wrong.
- It is the emotional strength of a woman that helps her when she is about to give birth.
- To know that you are about to die must have been a painful journey for him after the doctors diagnosed him with cancer.
- The cave is about to fall hence visitors have been advised to keep away.
- I know that you are about to leave the country for good. What is the point of hiding it now?
- It was great that the operation went well, I was about to call another specialist otherwise.
- The children are about to sleep, please don't make a noise.
Neither the literary nor the term’s origin are available at the moment.
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