lie ahead

This page is about the collocation lie ahead

collocation pattern: verb + adverb


If something lies ahead, it's going to happen in the future.

For example

  • If I get my university degree, I'm sure a good future lies ahead.

  • I reminded her that her whole life lay ahead of her, and that things would get better.

A related collocation is "lie in store"

Quick Quiz

Which lies farthest ahead of you?

a. your next journey

b. your childhood

c. your old age

Contributor: Matt Errey