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Idioms for offing
- at a distance but within sight.
- in the projected future; likely to happen: A wedding is in the offing.
Words nearby offing
Example sentences from the Web for 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|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|DAILY BEAST
So Israelis and Americans hearing seductive sonatas on this visit need brace themselves for the inevitable deeds in the offing.
Her acolytes figure that if she is saying real change appears in the offing, then perhaps it is.Hillary Clinton in Burma: Why She's Visiting the Oppressed State|Lennox Samuels|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
While at anchor at the Seychelles, two large and fat English men-of-war appeared in the offing.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea|Charles H. L. Johnston
I felt like a lost child who spots his father in the offing.My Man Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse
Before returning to the boat I climbed to it, and searched the offing for a sail, but not a sign of such a thing was to be seen.In Strange Company|Guy Boothby
Captain Jonathan Wellsby was in haste to catch a fair wind and make his offing before nightfall.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
The offing at sea has been called the kenning; and see Kenning in Halliwell.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for offing
Idioms and Phrases with offing
see in the offing.