wait for the other shoe to drop


wait for the other shoe to drop

Await a seemingly inevitable event, as in Now that she has a good enough job to leave her husband, we’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop. This expression alludes to a person awakened by a neighbor who loudly dropped one shoe on the floor and is waiting for the second shoe to be dropped. [Early 1900s]

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