crystal gazing

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  1. the practice of staring into a crystal ball, as by a fortuneteller, to see distant happenings, future events, etc.
  2. speculation about the future.

Origin of crystal gazing

First recorded in 1885–90
Related formscrystal gazer, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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crystal gazing

  1. the act of staring into a crystal globe (crystal ball) supposedly in order to arouse visual perceptions of the future, etc
  2. the act of trying to predict something
Derived Formscrystal gazer, noun
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