to be continued


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

to be continued

1. Used to indicate that the story being told in a book, movie, television show, etc., will be continued in a later installment. And with that, the mysterious figure lifted their hood, revealing our hero's long-lost sister. To be continued. It blew my mind as a kid when "To be continued…" flashed up on the screen at the end of Back to the Future.
2. Used to indicate that one has not finished making a point or telling a story and intends to do so at a later point. A: "So then I say to John, 'Look, I don't know about you, but—'" B: "Sorry to interrupt you, but I need to take this phone call." B: "No worries. To be continued."
See also: continue
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also: