14 April 2013

The Offing

photo by Garry Fabian Miller (from here)

off•ing (ˈɔ fɪŋ, ˈɒf ɪŋ) 

the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore.
in the offing,
a. at a distance but within sight.
b. in the projected future; likely to happen.

1 comment:

Kathleen Loomis said...

I'm so glad you posted this!! all these years of saying "in the offing," and I never knew what it meant. (true of so many idioms)