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waiting gamenoun [S]

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a situation in which you delay taking any action, so that you can watch how a situation develops and see what it is best for you to do: In a contest like this, the stronger side can afford to play a waiting game.
Translations of “waiting game”
in Chinese (Traditional) 伺機而動的策略…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伺机而动的策略…
(Definition of waiting game from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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