in store

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*in store (for someone)

awaiting someone in the future. (*Typically: be ~; hold something ~; lie ~.) None of us knows what lies in store for us tomorrow. Some good lies in store for me, I think.
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in store (for somebody/something)

planned or likely to happen We have a big surprise in store for you. She's got a difficult few months in store, with her husband's illness.
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in store

1. In readiness, in preparation for future use, as in I'm keeping several videos in store for your visit. Edmund Spenser used this idiom in The Faerie Queene (1590): "Then for her son . . . In her own hand the crown she kept in store." [1300s]
2. in store for. Forthcoming for, awaiting, as in There's trouble in store for you. [Mid-1600s]
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in store

1. Forthcoming: great trouble in store for her.
2. In reserve; stored.
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References in classic literature ?
I don't like those names at all; 'it's in a bad wind our corn is being winnowed;' 'misfortune comes upon us all at once like sticks on a dog,' and God grant it may be no worse than them that this unlucky adventure has in store for us.
Second, errors of theory on the fate in store for the said projectile; for in making it a satellite of the moon, it was putting it in direct contradiction of all mechanical laws.
This recital will destroy many illusions and surmises; but it will give a true idea of the singular changes in store for such an enterprise; it will bring out the scientific instincts of Barbicane, the industrious resources of Nicholl, and the audacious humor of Michel Ardan.
This shrewd man's flattering words, the naive, childlike affection shown her by Liza Merkalova, and all the social atmosphere she was used to,-- it was all so easy, and what was in store for her was so difficult, that she was for a minute in uncertainty whether to remain, whether to put off a little longer the painful moment of explanation.