waiting game

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noun wait·ing game \ˈwā-tiŋ-\

Definition of waiting game

  1. :  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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of waiting game

1850


WAITING GAME Defined for English Language Learners

waiting game

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noun

Definition of waiting game for English Language Learners

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

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