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English definition of “wait in the wings”

wait in the wings

If someone or something is waiting in the wings, they are not yet active or important, but are ready or likely to be so soon: The team has several talented young players waiting in the wings.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctantAbout to happenCloseness in distance and time
(Definition of wait in the wings from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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