›a list of people who have asked for something that is not immediately available, but that they will or might be able to receive in the future: put sb on a waiting listThere are no more placesavailable for that session, but I can put you on a waiting list.I'm afraid there's a waiting list for the new phone.
A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English
by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in