plan on

Idioms & Phrases

plan on

  1. Have as an aim or purpose, as in We had planned on going to the movies after dinner.

  2. Anticipate, prepare for, as in We planned on you to make a speech, or They hadn't planned on such a big crowd. [Early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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