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The stratagem of deferring action and allowing the passage of time to work in one's favor.
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the postponement of action or decision in order to gain the advantage
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a stratagem in which decisive action is postponed to a later date, allowing one to gain a possible advantage by the delay.
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waiting gamen to play a waiting game → temporeggiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995