Meaning of “wait and see” in the English Dictionary

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"wait and see" in British English

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wait and see

C1 to wait to discover what will happen:

No decision will be made until next year, so you'll just have to wait and see.

(Definition of “wait and see” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wait and see" in American English

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wait and see

to be patient until you see what happens:

No decision will be made until next year, so you’ll just have to wait and see.

(Definition of “wait and see” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wait-and-see" in Business English

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wait-and-seeadjective [ before noun ]

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a wait-and-see situation is one in which someone is not sure what to do and decides to wait before taking any action:

Many investors are taking a wait-and-see approach while there is still uncertainty in the currency markets.

(Definition of “wait-and-see” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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