wait and see

wait and see
wait and see phrase
to stay calm and delay doing something until you see what happens

Let’s just wait and see what they have to say.

Thesaurus: to delay or avoid making a decisionsynonym
Main entry: wait

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wait to find out what will happen before doing or deciding something

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ˌwait and ˈsee idiom
used to tell sb that they must be patient and wait to find out about sth later

We'll just have to wait and see— there's nothing we can do at the moment.

a wait-and-see policy

‘Where are we going?’ ‘Wait and see!’

Main entry:waitidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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