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The part of the sea visible from shore that is very distant or beyond anchoring ground.
in the offing
1. In the near or immediate future; soon to come: with exams finished and graduation in the offing.
2. Nearby; at hand.
1. (Nautical Terms) the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore
2. in the offing likely to occur soon
off•ing(ˈɔ fɪŋ, ˈɒf ɪŋ)
the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore.Idioms:
in the offing,
a. at a distance but within sight.
b. in the projected future; likely to happen.
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|Noun||1.||offing - the near or foreseeable future; "there was a wedding in the offing"|
|2.||offing - the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area; "there was a ship in the offing"|
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
in the offing imminent, coming, close, near, coming up, gathering, on the way, in the air, forthcoming, looming, brewing, hovering, impending, at hand, upcoming, on the cards, on the horizon, in the wings, in the pipeline, nigh (archaic), in prospect, close at hand, fast-approaching, in the immediate future, just round the corner A general amnesty for political prisoners may be in the offing.
in the offing → en vue
A wedding is in the offing → Il y a un mariage en vue.off-key [ˌɒfˈkiː]
adj → faux(fausse)