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be in the offing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe in the offingbe in the offingSOONto be likely to happen soon Big changes were in the offing. offing
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be in the offingThe effort fell short of the necessary two-thirds vote, and another attempt is in the offing for next year.Other changes were in the offing.Tighter airport security regulations could be in the offing.Appeals are common when a general election is in the offing.According to the company, these deals had been in the offing for some time.A crisis, however, was in the offing.Its swoon in after-hours trading suggests that more high-tech market jitters may be in the offing today, however.Thus, a second green revolution may be in the offing hereby big energy production increases, but the energy-poor still starve.But analysts think some changes particularly involving Texas trackage rights may be in the offing.But there are signs that a turnaround may be in the offing.But the queues continue - symbolising a gathering flight from money amid constant rumours that a currency reform is in the offing.
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