waiting game

NOUN
  1. a strategy of delay
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How To Use waiting game In A Sentence

  • They're playing a waiting game, delaying their own offer until they know what the others are offering.
  • Whether disgruntled fiancées fed up at playing the waiting game will draw parallels between their menfolk and the baboons, skunks and pigs remains uncertain.
  • There are various reasons to play the waiting game at present. Times, Sunday Times
  • The police sealed off the area and played a waiting game. Times, Sunday Times
  • Those who play a waiting game have matters more in their own hands, time gives them double chances; whereas if success does not come at once to the ephemerid he misses it altogether. The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
  • They're playing a waiting game, delaying their own offer until they know what the others are offering.
  • There are various reasons to play the waiting game at present. Times, Sunday Times
  • No one deserves the indignity and the despair of playing an never-ending waiting game for treatment.
  • All the Windles can now do is play an awful waiting game, watching the news and constantly searching the Internet for any updates.
  • We appreciate all the letters that have been pouring in, they have been a nice diversion from the waiting game.
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