Meaning of “wait for it” in the English Dictionary

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"wait for it" in British English

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wait for it


used to show that you are about to say something surprising, funny, or difficult to believe:

Depending on who you believe, the problem is either too much political interference or - wait for it - not enough.

UK used to tell someone not to not start until the correct moment:

Wait for it! I haven't said "go" yet.

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