Wait

waiting time

Meaning: a period of time from when action is requested to when it happens

Example: The waiting time for non-urgent surgery seems to be on the increase over the last five years. Read on

without further ado

Meaning: no fuss or ceremony

Example: Steve is very organised and friendly. When we met him last week, he introduced us all to the team without further ado. Read on

look forward

Meaning: to eagerly await something

Example: I am looking forward to seeing my best friend next weekend. I have not seen him for six months. Read on

in the nick of time

Meaning: almost too late

Example: He arrived at the wedding in the nick of time. Read on

hang on

Meaning: hold on or hold tightly

Example: The child hung on to her mother and would not let go of her hands. Read on

a watched pot never boils

Meaning: if you wait for something to happen it takes longer

Example: I kept waiting for hours near my phone but there was no news from my daughter from the war zone yet because a watched pot never boils. Read on

hold your horses

Meaning: to wait

Example: Hold your horses! We have not won yet, so don't start celebrating. Read on

hang in there

Meaning: wait, be patient till things work out

Example: Our company is going through tough times, but we're hanging in there; things will surely work out. Read on

cool heels

Meaning: to wait or take rest

Example: The prisoner has been awarded the death penalty is cooling his heels until the President evaluates if mercy can be sanctioned. Read on

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blazing row

Meaning: a very angry argument

Example: After having a blazing row with his wife, he stormed out of the room and banged the door behind him. Read on

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