the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore, beyond the anchoring ground.
a position at a distance from shore.
Idioms about offing
in the offing,
at a distance but within sight.
in the projected future; likely to happen: A wedding is in the offing.
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How to use offing in a sentence
While Reeves demurred on future acquisitions, Gusto’s focus on expanding to a comprehensive financial wellness platform for both employees and businesses would likely suggest that additional acquisitions may well be in the offing in the future.Gusto makes first acquisition, buying Ardius to expand into R&D tax credits | Danny Crichton | June 17, 2021 | TechCrunch
Around 36,000 people had died worldwide, no one knew if second or third waves were in the offing, and there were no vaccines.
Around 36,000 people had died worldwide, no one knew for sure if second or third waves were in the offing, and there were no vaccines.How will we know we’ve recovered from the pandemic? | Samanth Subramanian | June 4, 2021 | Quartz
Media management firm Ebiquity has something similar in the offing.‘There are no more excuses’: Advertisers try to overcome the fallacy of ethical media buying | Seb Joseph | April 23, 2021 | Digiday
Where we thought we had discovered new life, we had merely found evidence of a home repair in the offing.
Julian Fellowes can save his show by offing the target of his sadism.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’ | Andrew Romano | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In that groaner, Burt is convinced he is going to die soon and sets about offing himself.
If their corner does not have the lights to see what is in the offing, then the boxer has to have the mettle to say “enough.”Boxers, Be Brave and Quit Before Your Brain Turns to Mush | Gordon Marino | October 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So Israelis and Americans hearing seductive sonatas on this visit need brace themselves for the inevitable deeds in the offing.
There is an untold number of other Zimmermans out there, waiting to protect the white race by offing a Young Black Male.Trayvon Martin Slaying Shows the Young Black Male Is Society’s Prime Target | Mansfield Frazier | March 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The wind now began to lessen; and, for fear of being becalmed, I was anxious to get an offing.
In the offing is a low wooded island of more than a mile in diameter.
In the offing are several rocky islets, particularly one, a high rock, which is very remarkable.
Yet she was wise enough to see that in the offing the same danger of debt threatened them if they were not very, very careful.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
In leaving the pontoon for the offing, the various craft increase in size as the water deepens.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
British Dictionary definitions for offing
the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore
in the offing likely to occur soon
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Other Idioms and Phrases with offing
see in the offing.
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