lie in wait

idiom

Definition of lie in wait

: to hide and wait for the right moment to make an attack The killer may have been lying in wait for him. sometimes used figurativelyNo one knows what lies in wait for us in the coming year.

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“Lie in wait.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20in%20wait. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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