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waiting game definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a strategy of delay

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1850 a strategy in which one or more participants withhold action temporarily in the hope of having a favorable opportunity for more effective action later

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(waiting games) If you play a waiting game, you deal with a situation by deliberately doing nothing, because you believe you will gain an advantage by acting later, or because you are waiting to see how other people are going to act. He's playing a waiting-game. He'll hope to hang on as long as possible until the pressure is off. N-COUNT: usu sing

Moby Thesaurus

a wise passiveness, acceptance, contemplation, contemplative life, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, dormancy, endurance, forbearance, forbearing, forbearingness, fortitude, idleness, immobility, inaction, inactivity, indolence, indulgence, inertia, inertness, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, lenience, leniency, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity, meditation, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, patience, patience of Job, patientness, perseverance, policy, procrastination, quiescence, quietism, self-control, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, stoicism, sufferance, sweet reasonableness, tolerance, toleration, vegetation, vita contemplativa, waiting it out, watching and waiting



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