waiting list

Best definition
waiting list
Slang used by private schools to say “no” nicely. Few people actually get admitted from it.
For people who don’t know,

the waiting list is a thing (apparently) that they have that they collect people if it is too late to be admitted for the private school. If someone drops out of admission to a certain private school someone from the waiting list will be admitted.
That’s what they say, but nobody knows.

“We’ll put you on the waiting list.”

“Ah shit the waiting list!”
waiting list: define #2
Waiting list
when a girl is in a relationship with someone else of which she doesn’t wholeheartedly want to commit to and everyone knows you and her will get together after it’s all ended.
I would be with her, but I am currently in the waiting list