Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop


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Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

The act or process of waiting for an impending decision or announcement. For example, an investor may wait for the other shoe to drop if he waits for an earnings announcement before deciding to buy.
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We are in a transition period in the market where we can use our expertise to identify and acquire commercial real estate properties while many buyers are sitting on the sidelines waiting for the other shoe to drop," said Jerry Snyder, founding partner of the J.