on the horizon


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on the horizon

1. Literally, on or at the point where the earth and the sky meet. We saw an island on the horizon and started heading toward it.
2. By extension, happening or appearing in the near future. Many analysts warned that an economic crash was on the horizon, but none of the world's governments paid any mind.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

on the horizon

 
1. Lit. appearing at the boundary between the earth and the sky. There is a storm on the horizon.
2. Fig. soon to happen. Do you know what's on the horizon? There is some excitement on the horizon, but I can't tell you about it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the horizon

Within view, not too far away, as in The analysts see a huge rise in the stock market on the horizon.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the horizon

COMMON If something is on the horizon, it is almost certainly going to happen or be done quite soon. The threat of even more violence looms on the horizon. As with so many common diseases, there is no obvious cure on the horizon.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

on the horizon

just imminent or becoming apparent.
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on the hoˈrizon

soon to happen: The change of government means that there are new developments on the horizon.
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As a CEO, I have to look far out on the horizon, at what I am trying to accomplish in the long run, and what the business will eventually look like."