wait-and-see

wait-and-see UK US adjective [before noun]
a wait-and-see situation is one in which someone is not sure what to do and decides to wait before taking any action: »

Many investors are taking a wait-and-see approach while there is still uncertainty in the currency markets.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • wait and see — phrase to stay calm and delay doing something until you see what happens Let’s just wait and see what they have to say. Thesaurus: to delay or avoid making a decisionsynonym Main entry: wait * * * wait to find out what will happen before doing or …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait and see — ● wait and see Expression anglaise signifiant attendez et voyez, utilisée pour exhorter à la patience. wait and see [wɛtɛ̃ndsi] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; expression angl., « attendre (wait) et voir (see) ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Polit. Politique qui consiste à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • wait and see — n: a doctrine in property law that postpones determining the question of validity of a future interest that has not yet vested (as a contingent remainder) until circumstances make clear whether or not the interest will vest within a time limit… …   Law dictionary

  • Wait and See — may refer to: *Wait and See!, a video game *Wait See Risk , a song by J pop singer Hikaru Utada …   Wikipedia

  • Wait and see — С английского: (вэйт энд си) Повременить и осмотреться. Из выступлений британского премьер министра Герберта Асквита (1852 1928) в палате общин весной 1910 г. по поводу принятия бюджета: «Нам нужно повременить и осмотреться». Позже это… …   Словарь крылатых слов и выражений

  • wait and see — to stay calm and delay doing something until you see what happens Let s just wait and see what they have to say …   English dictionary

  • wait-and-see — /ˈweɪt ən si/ (say wayt uhn see) adjective temporising; delaying until more is known: a wait and see approach …   Australian English dictionary

  • wait-and-see — adj. Wait and see is used with these nouns: ↑approach, ↑attitude …   Collocations dictionary

  • wait and see — to be patient until a later time. Nothing can be done about it now, so you ll just have to wait and see …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait and see — wait and find out, wait patiently, no hurry …   English contemporary dictionary

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