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To be certain or likely to happen - thesaurus

Synonyms

await

verb

formal if something awaits you, it will happen to you

threaten

verb

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

loom

verb

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

lurk

verb

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

be assured

to be certain to happen

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be cooking

to be happening or being planned, often secretly

be guaranteed to do something

used for saying that something will definitely happen

be in the bag

used for saying that you are certain to get or achieve something

it’s only a matter/question of time

used for saying that something will definitely happen, but you are not sure when

loom large

if something unpleasant or difficult looms large, it seems certain to happen

may (very) well/easily

used for saying that something is fairly likely to be true or is fairly likely to happen

might (very) well/easily

used for saying that something is likely to happen or is likely to be true

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