be about to do something

be about to do something phrase
to be going to happen or do something very soon

I was about to get undressed when there was a knock on the door.

We arrived just as the ceremony was about to begin.

Thesaurus: to be about to do or experience somethingsynonym
Main entry: about

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lay about yourself (with something) — ˌlay aˈbout you/yourself (with sth) derived (BrE) to hit sb/sth without control or move your arms or legs violently in all directions • She laid about herself with her stick to keep the dogs off. Main entry: ↑layderived …   Useful english dictionary


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