wait till

wait till

Used to express that one is or should be extremely excited or apprehensive about something. Wait till I show you the painting we did, it's really great! Just you wait till your father comes home—you'll get the spanking of a lifetime then!
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ˈwait till/until...

(spoken) used to show that you are very excited about telling or showing something to somebody: Wait till you see what I’ve found!
See also: till, wait
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"Shall I wait till you're better before I say any more?" Mrs.
Only wait till to-morrow; and leave me by myself to-night."
As I entered the little town, I came upon two of the fishermen's wives interchanging that last word "which never was the last": and it occurred to me, as an experiment with the Magic Watch, to wait till the little scene was over, and then to 'encore' it.
I felt no inclination to call by myself at the Hall; still less to propose that Arthur should go with me: it seemed better to wait till Time--that gentle healer of our bitterest sorrows should have helped him to recover from the first shock of the disappointment that had blighted his life.
Schahriar, who had been listening to Scheherazade with pleasure, said to himself, "I will wait till to-morrow; I can always have her killed when I have heard the end of her story."
Lady Bertram did: she entirely agreed with her son as to the necessity of it, and as to its being considered necessary by his father; she only pleaded against there being any hurry; she only wanted him to wait till Sir Thomas's return, and then Sir Thomas might settle it all himself.
Do you mind how when you were but a bairn you used to say, "Wait till I'm a man, and you'll never have a reason for greeting again?"'
'You used to come running into the house to say, "There's a proud dame going down the Marywellbrae in a cloak that is black on one side and white on the other; wait till I'm a man, and you'll have one the very same." And when I lay on gey hard beds you said, "When I'm a man you'll lie on feathers." You saw nothing bonny, you never heard of my setting my heart on anything, but what you flung up your head and cried, "Wait till I'm a man." You fair shamed me before the neighbours, and yet I was windy, too.
Wait till my impis return from wiping out the white Amaboona, and it shall be as thou dost desire.
"I will eat a butterfly sandwich, and wait till the shower is over," said Mr.
But he had resolved to wait till his auditors should request him to proceed, in order that they might find the instructive history of the chair a pleasure, and not a task.
Levin sat down to wait till the professor should go, but he soon began to get interested in the subject under discussion.
Don Quixote at this grew desperate, but the more he drove his heels into the horse, the less he stirred him; and not having any suspicion of the tying, he was fain to resign himself and wait till daybreak or until Rocinante could move, firmly persuaded that all this came of something other than Sancho's ingenuity.
Rather, it starts giving signals of a caving-in, but the authorities wait till it breaks completely.
'Will National Accountability Bureau (NAB) file case against fake PM or will wait till his removal from the post?' she asked.