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English definition of “waiting game”

waiting game

noun [S]    
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 .WaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of waiting game noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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