wait for (someone or something)(redirected from wait for them)
wait for (someone or something)
To be in a state of expectation or anticipation for someone or something to arrive or for something to happen. Look, I'm not just going to hang around waiting for you to figure out what you want to do with your life—I've got my own dreams and aspirations. We're waiting for the weather to clear up before we start the game. I've been waiting for the bus for nearly an hour.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
wait (around) (for someone or something)
to stay somewhere until something happens or someone or something arrives. I'll wait around for you for an hour or so. I don't want to wait around.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To await someone or something; remain in expectation for someone or something: I waited for my date in the lobby.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- (someone or something) promises well
- (have) got something going (with someone)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- a/the feel of (something)
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- accompanied by
- accompanied by (someone or something)
- a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
- a crack at (someone or something)