wait for the ball to drop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An allusion to the Times Square Ball, and perhaps other time balls.

Verb[edit]

wait for the ball to drop (third-person singular simple present waits for the ball to drop, present participle waiting for the ball to drop, simple past and past participle waited for the ball to drop)

  1. (idiomatic, rare) To wait in expectation of an occurrence.

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