in the offing

in the offing (in the near future (or, the near distance) ) — вот-вот; в ближайшем будущем, не за горами

Example: They've just announced their engagement - there's a wedding in the offing!

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Webster's dictionary says offing is the distance a sailing ship stayed from shore (in sight of the shore but still in the open sea). In everyday language, however, "offing" does not exist apart from this expression.

See also
[around the corner]
[не за горами ]