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Meaning of “wait and see” in the English Dictionary

"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]

uk   us  
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 ​currencymarkets.
(Definition of wait-and-see from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wait and see”
in Chinese (Simplified) 等等看, 等着瞧…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等等看, 等著瞧…
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