Meaning of “wait in the wings” in the English Dictionary


"wait in the wings" in English

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wait in the wings

If someone or something is waiting in the wings, they are not yet active or important, but are ready or likely to be so soon:

The team has several talented young players waiting in the wings.

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

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