wait until/till

wait until/till
— used to emphasize that a future event is going to be very surprising, important, 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! [=your father will be very angry and will punish you when he finds out what you did]

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Main Entry:wait

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • until - till — Until and till are common words which are used as prepositions or conjunctions. There is no difference in meaning between until and till. Till is more common in conversation, and is not used in formal writing. ◊ used as prepositions If you do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait until … — ˈwait till/until… idiom (informal) used to show that you are very excited about telling or showing sth to sb • Wait till you see what I ve found! Main entry: ↑waitidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait — wait1 [ weıt ] verb intransitive *** 1. ) to stay in one place because you expect or hope that something will happen: Sheryl said she d be waiting in the lobby. wait for: He was attacked while he was waiting for a bus. The airport was full of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wait — wait1 W1S1 [weıt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not go/start something)¦ 2¦(something has not happened)¦ 3 wait a minute/second/moment etc 4 somebody can t wait/can hardly wait 5 something can/can t wait 6 wait and see 7 wait until/till ... 8 be waiting (for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wait — I UK [weɪt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms wait : present tense I/you/we/they wait he/she/it waits present participle waiting past tense waited past participle waited *** 1) a) to stay in one place because you expect or hope that something… …   English dictionary

  • wait — 1 /weIt/ verb 1 DELAY/NOT START STH (I) to not do something or go somewhere until something else happens, someone arrives etc: Hurry up! Everyone s waiting. | Wait right here until I come back. | wait for sth/sb: We had to wait over an hour for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • till kingdom come — till/until kingdom come for a very long time. I don t want to wait until kingdom come for you to decide what you re doing …   New idioms dictionary

  • until kingdom come — till/until kingdom come for a very long time. I don t want to wait until kingdom come for you to decide what you re doing …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait — /wayt/, v.i. 1. to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often fol. by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive. 2. (of things) to be available or in readiness: A letter is waiting for you. 3. to …   Universalium

  • till — I noun she counted the money in the till Syn: cash register, cash drawer(s), cashbox, strongbox; checkout II verb he went back to tilling the land Syn: cultivate, work, farm, plow, dig, hoe, turn over, prepare …   Thesaurus of popular words

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