wait until

wait until

Used to express that one is or should be extremely excited or apprehensive about something. Wait until I show you the painting we did, it's really great! Just you wait until 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
References in classic literature ?
That is not done quite as you seem to think,' said the wolf; 'you must wait until the Queen comes,' Soon afterwards, the Queen arrived with some food in her beak, and the lord King came too, and they began to feed their young ones.
I told you once there was a story growing but you would have to wait until it was fully grown," she answered.
I hope you will not wait until that is likely to happen," she said.
But it is nearly dark," said the Tin Woodman; "and unless we wait until morning to make our flight we may get into more trouble.
Upon and below, my friend; but wait until we shall have made good our escape, and you shall hear the strangest narrative that ever a Barsoomian of the outer world gave ear to.
Well, let us wait until the clock strikes twelve, and we shall see.
What interested me was the unique character about whom the tale revolves--the visored horseman who-but let us wait until we get to him.
It would be better to wait until that had healed before he pitted himself again against the guns of the Tarmangani.
Hereafter he would at least wait until he knew men deserved it before he thought of killing them.
When, in consequence of heavy rains up-country, a river which you wish to ford is swollen and flecked with foam, you must wait until it subsides.
Slow is the experience of all deep fountains: long have they to wait until they know WHAT hath fallen into their depths.
That done, he strolled away idly, stopping in the street and looking up it and down it, and lifting his hat off and putting it on again, and yawning and stretching himself, and exhibiting all the symptoms of mortal weariness to be expected in one who had still to wait until the next train should come in, an hour and forty minutes hence.
but whether to send it now, or wait until I see how Rose goes on, I scarcely know.
Agreed; but Raoul calculates well; he bears no grudge against De Wardes, -- he has said so; he will wait until he is provoked, and in that case his position is a good one.
All the more reason why you should wait until the right time," she insisted.