poised to do

poised to (do something)

Braced, prepared, or ready to do something in the immediate future. We were all poised to work long hours to finish the project in time for the holidays. The cobra reared its head up with its hood flared out, so I knew it was poised to strike.
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poised to do something

ready to do something; in the right position to do something. The cat is poised to jump on the mouse. The army is poised to attack at dawn.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Moreover, the Finance Committee seems poised to do even more, for it will soon hold a hearing--featuring at least one anonymous witness--provocatively titled "Tax Shelters: Who's Buying, Who's Selling, and What's the Government Doing About It?." At this writing (the middle of October), it is far too early to predict whether and how the various and sundry issues will be resolved, but the implications for corporate taxpayers are tremendous.
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