to be about to

to be about to do something: to be at the moment of doing something, to be ready. We use this expression to refer to something that will happen very soon in the future.

Example:

The plane is about to take off.

I don’t want what I’m about to say to be recorded.

The sun is about to rise.

They are about to begin a new chapter in their history.

The country’s economy is about to collapse.

 

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