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wait and see

wait and see

Date: Dec 05 2013

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Quote

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“Of course I’d love to do Star Wars, because we had such a good time on Star Trek. We’ll have to wait and see.”

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, talking about his interest in starring in the new Star Wars movie (The Telegraph)

Definition

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be patient; watch and observe before doing something

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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A lot of things take time. Baking a pie, for example, or growing your hair long. Having a baby takes nine months. We have to wait for a lot of things to happen in our lives, so it’s something we’re used to doing. We don’t always know what will happen or what we’ll get, either. Some people don’t know that they’re having a boy or a girl until the moment their baby is born. In that case, they have to wait and they have to see.

Asking or telling someone they have to wait and see simply means that they need to be patient. It means that there’s no answer yet, and it will take time before they find out. We can’t always get what we want when we want it.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is definitely interested in starring in the new Star Wars movie, but he doesn’t know if he’s going to be asked to do so. He knows that no decisions have been made, so he has to wait and see. Sometimes we don’t have a choice!

When is it hard for you to wait and see? Are some things too difficult or important to wait for?

Examples

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“I’m not sure I can take a long vacation right now. I’ll have to wait and see.”

“Sometimes, you have to wait and see if something is going to work out.”

“The girl asked for a new bicycle, but her mother told her she’d have to wait and see.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Bojana to be patient until it happens
by Bojana
Nijar Wait and find out
by Nijar
SÉRGIO to wait and discover what will happen
by SÉRGIO

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tdcitl,iu

France

its nice to see and wait.. it make us so hopeful

03:07 PM Oct 13 2014 |

Shimjith

India

I don’t know if I can talk English very well,I have to wait and see.

03:23 PM Aug 30 2014 |

munisa alimatova

Uzbekistan

Actually. in my own opinion, every one shoud be patiently, however sometimes we can not be. if we wait,and the end we can see)

05:55 AM Feb 13 2014 |

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Loumi25

Loumi25

Algeria

yes, it’s Life 


we don’t have a choice we just have to wait and see …. :)

04:45 PM Jan 31 2014 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

Obviously, whenever that one event have been attracted more attention of mine with obscure result it will make me to be concern about that. Otherwise, during that moment i guess, hope is the only thing that might make me self-assured and relief and release my anxious. As a matter of fact if some happens are going to either change my life deeply or deviate it from the right path i will be worried about that and if i will not be able to do sth (especially in those cases that are out of the control) i will just wait and see bcz this is the only thing i can take up. One of the good examples is that to receive the ETS’s final result of iBT and GRE examination reports come in palm of my hand after taking it. Another pretty well illustration is contributed to hear a outcome of a surgery in hospital of your close friend and as well as gaining cancer test result of a family member by his/her doctor. The other thing is that to wait and see when u will get some spare time to go to trip after long time of hard working.



To sump it all that’s so hardship thing to be patient and wait and see what will probabely happen to u if result is so important to u. 

10:02 AM Dec 15 2013 |

bettyliu

Taiwan

yes there’re many things that we can’t be too rush.  Sometimes if we don’t have enough patience, things will happen to be on the contrary to what we want it to be.  We have to sense when to act and when to wait and see. 

07:02 AM Dec 15 2013 |

MAHSA1995

MAHSA1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

That is me,I suppose. :D

07:49 PM Dec 07 2013 |

MAHSA1995

MAHSA1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Well, I don’t think that waiting would always be the answer.there are things which need quick actions.So we must be smart enough to recognaize these two groups of happenings.


I, myself am not a patient person.I have always needed a big change in a short while to believe that everything is gonna be alright.Unfortunatly, it is not possible most of times.So it causes huge disappointments.I need to work on myself! ;))

07:34 PM Dec 07 2013 |

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Juneshang

Juneshang

China

A Chinese proverb said that every crisis can also be seen as an opportunity,after every good things always bad things.So if you are suffering some bad,don’t worry! Good luck will come. If you are enjoying some good,be careful,bad will come behind.


So always keep yourself peaceful,just wait and see.Everything is not the thing you see at the moment. 想启用英文朗读功能吗?请先安装flash插件!

01:00 AM Dec 06 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

skysoul,  I agree with your comment , time is relative (quoting Albert Einstein )  .   When good things are  happening in our life  ,time flies away  ,on the contrary  ,if by any chance we are going through  bad days ,time seems never to pass.     

09:23 PM Dec 05 2013 |

mukh

mukh

Jordan

skysoul,
you said “good things happen to those who wait” , but waiting is not always something we can control, because there are some situations force us to wait.


06:35 PM Dec 05 2013 |

skyssoul

skyssoul

Algeria

Yes definitely


Since i’m not a very patient person,every waiting situation like in doctor’s office has always been so tough for me,time seems to go by so slowly hence it’s nerver wrecking.


I wish I could be more patient cuz good things happen to those who wait.


But if something isn’t that important to me,I tend to forget about it.


06:31 PM Dec 05 2013 |

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mukh

mukh

Jordan

wait and see, Possible to be a threat or rejection, or even giving a hope … depends on the attitude that have been spoken in it.

06:13 PM Dec 05 2013 |

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hussein

Yemen

Wait = be patient and See= observe, may events develop towards the target goal!

05:22 PM Dec 05 2013 |

marwa89

marwa89

Syrian Arab Republic

wait to know the results

04:51 PM Dec 05 2013 |

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taauiza

taauiza

Jordan

hello everybody


last month on 9/11/2013 i  had applied NELT  exam here in jordan and the


result appeared after many days so i had to wait and see … realy it was  hard thing to be patient till  time passes ….



yara :)

02:59 PM Dec 05 2013 |

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roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

waiting for others reactions when u do sth is really stressfull


i dont think there is any important thing for waiting


i hate waiting!!

02:35 PM Dec 05 2013 |

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roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

waiting for others reactions when u do sth is really stressfull


i dont think there is any important thing for waiting


i hate waiting!!

02:35 PM Dec 05 2013 |

arly88

arly88

Cameroon

i’m sure i’m the most patient person in the worldwide, i say it without any exaggeration, but sometimes it’s pretty hard to do so, but as i always say, i’m a winner, and moreover, i have someone who always with me…guess who!

01:27 PM Dec 05 2013 |

Lynx

Malaysia

When my friends insulted me, I would say, ‘You wait and see!’. I simply meat I would pay them revenge on the right time. 

12:38 PM Dec 05 2013 |

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