crystal gazing


noun

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

Origin of crystal gazing

First recorded in 1885–90

Related forms

crystal gazer, noun
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crystal gazing

noun

the act of staring into a crystal globe (crystal ball) supposedly in order to arouse visual perceptions of the future, etc
the act of trying to predict something

Derived Forms

crystal gazer, noun
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