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waiting game

noun
1.
a stratagem in which action on a matter is reserved for or postponed to a later time, allowing one to wait for a more advantageous time to act or to see what develops in the meantime.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for waiting-game

waiting game

noun
1.
the postponement of action or decision in order to gain the advantage
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waiting game

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