in anticipation of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in anticipation of

: expecting that (something will happen or that someone will arrive)
  • They hired extra police officers in anticipation of a big crowd at the concert.

Word by Word Definitions

anticipation play
  1. : a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action

  2. : the act of looking forward

  3. : the use of money before it is available


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