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have to wait and see | have to see

This page is about the conversational phrase have to wait and see | have to see

Meaning

You can say this if someone asks about the future and you can't, or don't want to, answer them.

For example

  • "What are we going to do next?"
    "You'll have to wait and see."

  • "Will you be free next week?"
    "Not sure yet. I'll have to see."

Note:
This is often used as a shortened form of an implied fuller statement such as "You'll have to wait and see what happens next" or "I'll have to see when I'm free".

Quick Quiz

The doctor said, "We'll have to wait and see." Someone had said,

a. "Are you a doctor?"

b. "Will she recover?"

c. "What's the time?"

Contributor: Matt Errey