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formal if something awaits you, it will happen to you
if something bad or unpleasant threatens, it is likely to happen or to affect you
if you are heading or headed for something, it is likely to happen to you soon
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
used for saying that something very bad is likely to develop from a particular situation
if something unpleasant is lying in wait for you, it is going to happen to you
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
to be certain to happen
a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits
a vehicle that can move over both land and water, raising itself above the surface by blowing air...
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
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