wait till people get a better look at John Boehner and his band of corporate fat cats.
In other words, we had to wait till we were scared senseless to pay attention; in the meantime, many have died.
If you think Iran is duplicitous about its nuclear weapons program, just wait till you hear its deception on human rights.
wait till you see her in close-up in the film version of it.
wait till Indians really combine their love of the cellphone with social media.
Each had her own story to tell, and each must wait till he should be there to hear it.
You go to him, Jake, or wait till he sends for you, an' you'll find out all about it.
wait till we get on board,” I said, “and Mr Price will soon put you right.
"wait till your turn comes, and perhaps you'll learn why," retorted she.
wait till the first lieutenant comes back, sir, and ask him.
c.1200, "to watch with hostile intent, lie in wait for," from Old North French waitier "to watch" (Old French gaitier, Modern French guetter), from Frankish *wahton (cf. Dutch wacht "a watching," Old High German wahten, German wachten "to watch, to guard;" Old High German wahhon "to watch, be awake," Old English wacian "to be awake;" see wake (v.)). General sense of "remain in some place" is from late 14c.; that of "to see to it that something occurs" is late 14c. Meaning "to stand by in attendance on" is late 14c.; specific sense of "serve as an attendant at a table" is from 1560s. Related: Waited; waiting.
To wait (something) out "endure a period of waiting" is recorded from 1909, originally American English, in reference to baseball batters trying to draw a base on balls. Waiting game is recorded from 1890. Waiting room is attested from 1680s. Waiting list is recorded from 1897; the verb wait-list "to put (someone) on a waiting list" is recorded from 1960.
early 13c., "a watcher, onlooker," from Old North French wait, Old French gaite, from gaitier (see wait (v.)). From late 14c. as "an ambush, a trap" (as in lie in wait).