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waiting game

noun wait·ing game \ˈwā-tiŋ-\

: a situation in which you wait to see what happens before you decide what to do

Full Definition of WAITING GAME

:  a strategy in which one or more participants withhold action temporarily in the hope of having a favorable opportunity for more effective action later

Examples of WAITING GAME

  1. Until they make their decision, we're just playing a waiting game.

First Known Use of WAITING GAME

1850

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