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Awaiting (one); prepared (for one). No one knows what the future has in store. But we can try to prepare accordingly. There are many adventures in store for you, but first you must complete your training.
*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.
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]
1. Forthcoming: great trouble in store for her.
2. In reserve; stored.