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wait for the other shoe to drop

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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Verb

wait for the other shoe to drop

  1. (idiomatic) To defer action or decision until another matter is finished or resolved
  2. (idiomatic) To await a seemingly inevitable event, especially one which is not desirable.

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