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Wait up for


Awaiting someone’s return. Stay awake late at night for a house member to come home. Typically portrayed by the worried parent waiting late into the night for their teenager to come home from who knows what. (Compare to Until the cows come home.)

“Mom. we will be late so don’t wait up for us.”

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