wait until/till

idiom

used to emphasize that a future event is going to be very surprising, important, troublesome, etc.
Wait till you see their new house. It's just beautiful!
You think you're in trouble now? Just wait until your father finds out what you did, young lady!

Examples of wait until/till in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Muslims across the world will still have to wait till Monday night, to know for certain, the total solar eclipse and New Moon suggest requesting Wednesday off for Eid if a fair bet. Sarah Al-Arshani, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 Prosecutors asked for a trial date in early July, while Trump’s lawyers asked to wait until after the election or to start in August at the earliest. Perry Stein, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024 The police and the Danish maritime authority have been informed, and ships in the direction of the danger zone have been notified and asked to wait until the problem has been resolved, the statement said. Caitlin Danaher, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 Men without heart disease risk factors can typically wait until 35, and women without these risk factors can wait until 45 to start regular cholesterol testing, Gersch says. Sarah Klein, TIME, 1 Apr. 2024 For the most accurate results, wait until at least seven days after ovulation to ensure your hCG levels are high enough to give a positive test. Sarah Bradley, Parents, 30 Mar. 2024 Legislators will now have to wait until the next session, beginning in January 2025, to address the issue. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 29 Mar. 2024 That means investors who might react to the data will have to either anticipate and position themselves accordingly on Thursday or wait until Monday. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Americans may need to wait until the Fed's June meeting, or even later, for the first rate cut since March 2020, when the pandemic shut down the economy and the central bank slashed rates to spur spending, experts said. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 20 Mar. 2024

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“Wait until/till.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wait%20until%2Ftill. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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