Idiom:  wait and see

Meaning 

Idiom:  wait and see

  • to wait over a period of time for news or results about something
  • to stay calm and delay making an immediate decision or judgment until you have more information

Example sentences

  • I’ve submitted my novel to 20 publishers and now all I can do is wait and see.
  • Before you yell at Sharon, let's wait and see what she has to say.
  • Just wait and see—you’re going to love your job in a few weeks when you get used to it.
  • So far I've only lost four pounds on this diet but I'm going to wait and see what happens after another two months.
  • We want to invest in Africa but we need to wait and see what happens with the economy.
  • I'm not sure if changing jobs was a good idea or not. I'll wait and see I guess.
  • Wait and see how good you're going to feel after not eating sugar for a month.
  • I have no choice but to wait and see if my employer will give me a second chance after I was late again this week.
  • My kids want a dog but we told them we'll have to wait and see if they can do their chores every day for six months.
  • Micromanaging is really ineffective. Wait and see if your assistant can complete an assignment without checking on her every single day.
  • I asked my boss for the first week of June off and she told me we need to wait and see how many bookings we get the first week of May.


Synonyms

  • hang back
  • keep your options open
  • leave your options open
  • see which way the wind blows
  • see which way the wind's blowing


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