Idiom: the waiting list
Idiom: the waiting list / wait list
- a list of people waiting for something that's not available right now
- We were on the waiting list for a two-bedroom apartment in our building for a year and a half and finally decided to move.
- I just found out I got on the wait list at the University of Maryland. Hopefully, I'll get in.
- There aren't currently any tables available. Would you like me to put your name on the waiting list?
- We're number five on the wait list so they'll be ready to help us soon.
- I've been on the waiting list for about two hours but I'm staying as long as I have to in order to see the doctor today.
- Do you have any idea how many people are on the waiting list? I may come back tomorrow.
- Yes, we'd like you to add our names to the waiting list please.
- The wait list to get into that private school is almost four years. Good luck if you don't have connections.
- I just found out they're not going to take any more names from the wait list today.
- I really hope people will cancel because of the weather. We're first on the wait list so our chances of getting in are good.
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