lie ahead

lie ahead
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "lie ahead":
present tense I/you/we/they lie ahead he/she/it lies ahead present participle lying ahead past tense lay ahead past participle lain ahead
if something lies ahead, especially something difficult or unpleasant, it is going to happen in the future and you will have to deal with it

We need to be ready for whatever problems lie ahead.


English dictionary. 2014.

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