One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Wait longer than (someone else)‘the conservatives had managed to outwait the moderates’
- ‘Scott and Dave both tried to outwait each other, until Tara threw them both out.’
- ‘There were another few moments of silence on the phone line, each girl trying to outwait the other, wait for the other to break into some sort of conversation or hang up.’
- ‘We can outwait, outspend and outspin you if you disagree or won't play with us.’
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