Discussion Graphics – Koreans Take ‘Wait-and-See’ Approach

Vocabulary, Expressions, and Idioms

  • wait and see
  • early adapter – someone who is among the first to adapt to new technologies
  • jab
    • (n) a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist.
    • (v) poke (someone or something) roughly or quickly
    • (also used metaphorically) quick mean-spirited remarks
      • My wife’s mother-in-law keeps taking jabs at my wife, so my wife doesn’t look forward to the holidays.
        • who?


  • Are you an early adapter of fashion, technology, or newness?
    • Why or why not?
  • What do you take a wait-and-see approach to?
    • Why?
  • Will you be among the first to get the coronavirus vaccine or will you take a wait and see approach?
  • Do Koreans have adages, wise sayings, about being early or waiting?
    • What does adage mean?
    • How do you know?
    • Some American sayings about being early and waiting:
      • “The early bird gets the worm.”
      • “The second mouse gets the cheese.”
      • Early to bed (and) early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
      • Nothing important was ever lost by waiting. ~ Abraham Lincoln

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