draught cannot enter the river, but must anchor in the offing.
In 1885 a serious disaster befell the islanders, a lifeboat which went to take provisions to a ship in the offing was lost with all hands - fifteen men - and only four adult males were left on the island.
A great triumph for soviet diplomacy was in the offing.
At the end of season four, she shared a kiss with Callie Torres and created Internet buzz and speculation about the possible love story in the offing.
As noted in one letter to TVGuide, when President-Elect Obama was declared the winner of the Presidential election, could a Stars Hollow reunion movie be in the offing?