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English definition of “wait in the wings”

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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.
Translations of “wait in the wings”
in Chinese (Traditional) 準備就緒, 隨時可使用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 准备就绪, 随时可使用…
(Definition of wait in the wings from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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