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To be about to do or experience something

come up for

to reach the time when something should happen

come up to

to get nearer to a particular time or stage in a process

build up to

to gradually prepare yourself or someone else for something that you are going to say or do

hover

verb

to be in a state or situation that may change at any time

be in for a treat

used for saying that you know someone is going to enjoy something

hover on the brink/edge/verge of something

to be very close to doing or experiencing something, especially something unpleasant

be about to do something

to be going to happen or do something very soon

be going to do something

to be about to do something

be in for something

to be going to experience something, especially something unpleasant

be in for a shock

used for saying someone is going to experience a shock in the future

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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spinnaker

an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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