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    turn to the wings/ wait in the wings

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Sam turns to the wings, his hand out to welcome the visitors

    turn to the wings = wait in the wings = be ready, be at one’s disposal

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: turn to the wings/ wait in the wings

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Sam turns to the wings, his hand out to welcome the visitors

    turn to the wings = wait in the wings = be ready, be at one’s disposal

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    I have never heard the expression "turn to the wings"; "wait(ing) in the wings" has its origin in the theater but can be/is used also as in your definition, to be ready or at one's disposal.

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