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Thread #132499   Message #4081647
Posted By: Jos
02-Dec-20 - 09:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"set to"

It's everywhere:

Debenhams stores are set to close ...
The covid19 vaccine is set to be rolled out ...
The queen is set to spend Christmas at Windsor ...

It makes me think of a long row of up-ended dominoes, all set up and waiting for somebody to give the one at the end a push.