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English definition of “offing”


noun     /ˈɒfɪŋ/
be in the offing If something is in the offing, it will happen or be offered soon: He thinks there might be a promotion in the offing.About to happenCloseness in distance and time
(Definition of offing noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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