wait (one's) turn

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wait (one's) turn

To remain in patient expectation for one's designated time or place in a sequence (to do something). Now, now, kids—no pushing! Everyone must wait their turn! I've been waiting my turn for a promotion for years, but I'm starting to suspect that it may never come. You'll have to wait your turn to speak with the manager.
See also: turn, wait

wait one's turn

Fig. to keep from doing something until everyone ahead of you has done it. You can't cross the intersection yet. You must wait your turn. I can't wait my turn. I'm in a tremendous hurry.
See also: turn, wait