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To be certain or likely to happen - synonyms or related words




if something awaits you, it will happen to you



if something bad or unpleasant threatens, it is likely to happen or to affect you

be heading/headed for something

if you are heading or headed for something, it is likely to happen to you soon

lie ahead/before/in store

if something lies ahead, it is going to happen to you in the future



if something unpleasant or difficult looms, it seems likely to happen soon

waiting to happen

used for saying that something very bad is likely to develop from a particular situation

lie in wait (for someone)

if something unpleasant is lying in wait for you, it is going to happen to you

lie ahead

if something lies ahead, especially something difficult or unpleasant, it is going to happen in the future and you will have to deal with it



if something lurks, it is likely to threaten, harm, or upset you

be assured

to be certain to happen



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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