Definition of soon-to-be in US English:



  • attributive Planned or destined to have a specified position or quality in the near future.

    ‘her soon-to-be husband’
    ‘a soon-to-be wealthy man’
    • ‘A balcony at the back looks out over a soon-to-be football pitch.’
    • ‘In 1979, she met soon-to-be husband Gary Thiesson, an engineering technologist whom she subsequently joined in Grande Prairie.’
    • ‘Each year, thousands of soon-to-be music graduates begin thinking about job prospects after graduation.’
    • ‘My own soon-to-be father-in-law, upon finding out his daughter fancied a musician, asked 'So what do you do for your daily bread?'’
    • ‘Holly can't deal with Marina's betrayal and runs off, and Nat runs back to his soon-to-be fiancée.’
    • ‘Portraits of her daughter Julia and soon-to-be friend Edith Sitwell, as well as several self-portraits, are sensitively composed yet remarkable for their directness.’
    • ‘Investment related scams involve an unsolicited phone call offering investments in shares, fine wine, gemstones or other soon-to-be rare commodities.’
    • ‘Exposure to sensitive commercial detail on soon-to-be competing companies may create a conflict of interest.’
    • ‘There is a chance your soon-to-be ex-spouse will contend that a portion of the money does, in fact, belong to you.’
    • ‘I've just finished reading a new book for the retired and soon-to-be retired called The Independent Pensioner: Financial Strategies for an Affluent Retirement.’
    • ‘Born to a teenage and soon-to-be single mum, she was raised among the corn fields, pig farms and trailer parks of tiny Pocahontas, Illinois.’
    • ‘During the New York primary election campaign, the soon-to-be president Bill Clinton played "Don't Be Cruel" on the Arsenio Hall TV show.’
    potential, possible, probable, likely, future, eventual, -to-be, in the making, destined, intended
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