in the offing

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Definition of in the offing

: likely to happen soon A promotion might be in the offing for him.

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“In the offing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20offing. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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