(1955) a play by the Irish writer Samuel Beckett about two men, Vladimir and Estragon, waiting for a third man, Godot, who never comes. The play is a typical example of the theatre of the absurd, and people use the phrase 'waiting for Godot' to describe a situation where they are waiting for something to happen but it probably never will:
• I still haven't had my refund from the tax department - it's like waiting for Godot.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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