[fawrth-kuhm-ing, fohrth-] /ˈfɔrθˈkʌm ɪŋ, ˈfoʊrθ-/
, , or about to come ; about to appear; approaching in time:
the forthcoming concert.
ready or available when required or expected:
He assured us that payment would be forthcoming.
frank and cooperative; candid:
In his testimony, the senator could have been more forthcoming.
friendly and outgoing; sociable.
a , ; appearance.
approaching in time: the forthcoming debate
about to appear: his forthcoming book
available or ready: the money wasn’t forthcoming
open or sociable
“about to happen,” 1530s; earlier was Old English forðcuman “to come forth, come to pass;” see forth + come (v.). Meaning “informative, responsive” is from 1835.
- For the asking
On request, without charge, as in My brother is a lawyer, so for us his advice is free for the asking, or If you want to borrow the tractor, it’s yours for the asking. This expression dates from the early 1800s, although slightly different versions of it (such as at one’s asking) have been used […]
- For the long ball
Related Terms go for the long ball
- For the long haul
adverb phrase For a long while; for a period of difficulty and strain: The slump in sales of women’s apparel is here for the long haul [1930s+; the long haul, ”a transcontinental run,” is found in bus drivers’ talk by 1938]
- For the love of pete
interjection An exclamation of emphasis, surprise, impatience, disbelief, dismay, etc; for crying out loud: I already did it, for the love of Pete! (1910+)