in the offing

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Soon to come; likely to happen; in the foreseeable future; projected to occur; on the horizon; in the wind

We have known wives to forget that they had husbands…, especially when they supposed that a tax bill or a notification to do military duty might be in the offing!.

Within the area of the sea known as the offing; at a considerable distance from land, but visible from shore, often in reference to an approaching ship

There were several small islands in the offing.

At a distance, but visible

The moment I saw the man standing there, registering respectful attention, a weight seemed to roll off my mind. I felt like a lost child who spots his father in the offing. There was something about him that gave me confidence.

in the offing

    Silbentrennung

    in the of·fing

    Türkische aussprache

    în dhi ôfîng

    Aussprache

    /ən ᴛʜē ˈôfəɴɢ/ /ɪn ðiː ˈɔːfɪŋ/

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