Definition of offing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

offing

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɒfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːfɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈɑːfɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin early 17th cent.: perhaps from off + -ing.Idioms
in the offing
 
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(informal) likely to appear or happen soon I hear there are more staff changes in the offing.
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