Definition of see something coming in US English:

see something coming

phrase

  • Foresee or be prepared for an event, typically an unpleasant one.

    • ‘Louise with her big mouth told him on Sunday so hopefully he saw it coming and prepared himself.’
    • ‘The dinosaurs could not see their nemesis coming, but we can.’
    • ‘In this film, that trust is broken and only one man, alone against the system, sees it coming.’
    • ‘Meyerson and his team saw the problem coming quite a few years ago and prepared for it in advance.’