pending case meaning, pending case definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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pending  

1       adj   If something such as a legal procedure is pending, it is waiting to be dealt with or settled.  
FORMAL   In 1989, the court had 600 pending cases..., She had a libel action against the magazine pending.     
2       prep   If something is done pending a future event, it is done until that event happens.  
FORMAL   A judge has suspended a ban on the magazine pending a full inquiry.     
3       adj   Something that is pending is going to happen soon.  
FORMAL  
(=imminent)  

A growing number of customers have been inquiring about the pending price rises.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe

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