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    #1

    a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

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    I work at the Suwon plant of LG mobile phone. Itís a huge plant where over thousands of people work.
    So I adopt a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute to go/get to work faster.
    Itís a traffic hell every morning, so I usually use two ways to go/get to work.


    Which is more appropriate in the underlined parts?

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    #2

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    In your context and given the choices: "wait until the last minute" (actually, I don't understand how that helps) and either "go" or "get" works.

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    #3

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    In your context and given the choices: "wait until the last minute" (actually, I don't understand how that helps) and either "go" or "get" works.
    To give it more sense, I made my own coined expression. I don't know why "a wait-and-see policy" isn't accepted by native speakers when I can find it in a dictionary. Is it only a theoretical expression not used a lot in reality?

    So I adopt a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minuteto go/get to work faster.
    => So I use the tactic/strategy of waiting until the last minute to find the best route (while competing with other drivers) to go/get to work faster.
    Last edited by keannu; 03-Dec-2019 at 01:09.

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    #4

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    if talking to Americans, consider "call an audible." It's a football reference.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/call_an_audible

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    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    if talking to Americans, consider "call an audible." It's a football reference.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/call_an_audible
    I'm sorry I don't understand what it means.

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    #6

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    I do not understand how a "wait-and-see" strategy or "wait-till-the-last minute" can get you to work faster through the city's congested traffic

    "Play by ear" probably describes what you mean.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    On a different note, the opening is unnatural. I would expect something like "I work at the LG mobile phone plant in Suwon". We don't say "over thousands of people".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    To change plans at the last minute based on newly revealed information.
    You assess the situation and decide which course of action to take.

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    #9

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You assess the situation and decide which course of action to take.
    So can you say this?
    I call an audible when I choose the best route to dtive to work.

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    #10

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Use it if it works for you. (Most people would only understand that if they had watched American football games.)
    Last edited by Tarheel; 03-Dec-2019 at 21:10.
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