waiting game

Best definition
waiting game
When two people are interested in one another, but unsure how to proceed with establishing a relationship.

“Hey, have you hooked up with Alex yet?”

“No, it’s still a waiting game.”
waiting game: define #2
waiting game
This term is used to describe the process of waiting for something you wish to obtain/achieve (usually drugs).
Have you heard back from Bob on the weed hookup?

No, I’m still playing the waiting game!