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play the waiting game

To postpone or delay a decision or course of action so as to first see what might happen or what one's opponent(s) might do. The market is rather tumultuous at the moment, so I think we're better off playing the waiting game rather than making any hasty decisions. The prosecution is playing the waiting game to see if the defendant will change her mind about taking the plea bargain.
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playing Jovetic and his agent are playing the waiting game in the build-up to deadline day and he has interest from the clubs he spent last season on loan at last term in Sevilla and AS Roma - who both feel they can pay his PS90,000-per-week wages.
And it's unclear whether either of the matches on their summer tour will be shown on television in this country, with broadcasters also playing the waiting game.
But the 53-year-old (right) is playing the waiting game as the League I club consider all options, including ex-Norwich boss Neil Adams.
Newry have one more match to play - Friday's Marshall Cup Final - before playing the waiting game.
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It's dragging on a bit, the baby is healthy so it's just a waiting game and we're getting a bit impatient - and I'll be playing the waiting game againn.
Among those, 3,172 have been playing the waiting game for more than six months for a decision on probable charges.
Summary: Portsmouth football club are playing the waiting game on one of the most important days in their financial history.
Grimly playing the waiting game, the kingpin of the revolt, infrastructure minister G.
According to Alliance & Leicester, one in five buyers admit to playing the waiting game because they believe homes are overpriced.
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Having held off a little too long and now watching mortgage rates go up, people who had been playing the waiting game (to see if rates would somehow fall back) decided to jump in before more increases came along.
Kidd is also playing the waiting game on four other star turns - Keith Gillespie, Stephane Henchoz, Callum Davidson and Nathan Blake - who were all involved in midweek international action.
Eastern time, the equity market is playing the waiting game, edging moderately higher and responding positively to early economic data.