To look forward to

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Definition

to look forward to (something, doing something): to be (very) excited or happy about (something, doing something) in the future
idiom
To look forward to is frequently used at the end of a letter:

I look forward to seeing you again. I'm excited about seeing you again.

Note that the expression to look forward to is always followed by a gerund (a verb ending in -ing).

I look forward to meeting you. I'm happy and excited about meeting you.

Examples

  • "I look forward to seeing you there!"
  • "I look forward to making you obsolete."
  • "Don't mess this up Edward - our corporate clients look forward to our holiday card every year, and it brings us more business."
  • "Looking forward to working with you!"
  • "Now, if there are no further questions, I'll simply say that I look forward to my new role as the spokesbaby for the Delavigne Corporation, and the many challenges that lie ahead of me."
  • "Look forward to working under over you, coach Bruno!"
  • "Looking forward to getting this thing over with."
  • "We are so lucky to have clients like you, and we thank you for your loyalty and custom this year and we look forward to working hand in glove with you again in 2016."
  • "I'm sure we'll find many other problems. Looking forward to our first session on Monday."
  • "I look forward to meeting the man capable of creating such a painting."

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