to look forward to (something)

Idiom Definition

"to look forward to (something)"

to eagerly anticipate a future event or occasion

Idiom Definition - to look forward to


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to look forward to

You have not had a vacation in five years.  You have been working an average of eighty hours a week.  Finally, the time has come for you to plan a vacation.  You have made the arrangements to holiday in Cancun for two weeks.  Your holiday will begin next week.

Are you looking forward to your vacation?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to look forward to

Sam has had a very bad toothache for the past week.  Sam does not like going to the dentist.  He does not like the smells or the needles or the pain or the drill.  Sam knows he must go to the dentist to relieve the pain in his mouth.  Sam makes an appointment for the dentist for tomorrow.

Is Sam looking forward to his dental appointment tomorrow?


Is Sam looking forward to feeling relief from his pain?

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to look forward to (something) - Gerund Form:

Looking forward to Friday night is a common feeling.

to look forward to (something) - Examples:

1)  I look forward to Sunday walks in the park.

2)  You look forward to your annual vacation.

3)  He looks forward to Saturday Karaoke Nights.

4)  She looks forward to shoe sales.

5)  We look forward to winning our games.

6)  You (all) look forward to the weekends.

7)  They look forward to Friday night poker games.

8)  While much work remains to be done, we all look forward to the day when there are no more panels to add to the quilt.

9)  I look forward to seeing you in person at one or both of these conferences next month!

10)  Even when I am unfamiliar with the panelist, I look forward to getting to know them as they discuss the topic.

11)  As a devoted viewer of CBS Sunday Morning, I always look forward to watching Steve Hartman's segment.

12)  I am full of joy and happiness and look forward to every day that lies ahead for I am truly blessed my God.

13)  And we look forward to an exciting weekend of activities marking the 15th anniversary of the foundation's creation.

14)  I look forward to visiting your site and learning how to be a better, more positive person.

15)  I'm planning a few things for this coming fall, and look forward to sharing with everyone!

16)  We all need support, encouragement and something to look forward to as we go through these challenging times.

17)  I'm quite proud of the finished piece and I look forward to its publication in the very near future.

18)  The new beard and hair pieces are very detailed and I look forward to seeing more like them in the other Hobbit sets.

19)  Left to my own devices with no event to look forward to it is easy to fall into complacency.

20)  It's frustrating to have once been promised so much only to look forward to a cold and bleak future.