Predictions - Notes

Idiom, phrasal verb or slang

The situation

Phrases with similar meaning or sentiment

(1)To be bound to + INF

This is what you think will happen

It's bound to be a disaster / I'm sure it's going to be a disaster.

(2) We shall see

You are not at all sure what will happen

We shall see / Time will tell / We must wait to see what happens.
(3) By the look of things The evidence suggests a certain outcome. By the look of things, it should be OK / It looks like it will be OK
(4)To reckon Interest rates I reckon interest rates will remain stable over the next few months / I estimate that ...
(5) To have a brain wave  An inspiration I've had a brain wave / I've had an excellent idea.

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