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to be continued

  1. (television) Used at the end of an episode to indicate that the story continues in the next episode.
  2. (colloquial) Used to indicate that a story under discussion has not concluded, either in narration or in reality.
    • 1998, Star Trek: Voyager (TV series), "Night" (episode)
      EMH: Computer, freeze programme.
      PARIS: Doc, this is the final chapter. Satan's Robot Conquers the World. We can't stop now.
      EMH: Does the phrase to be continued mean anything to you?
      PARIS: Your opera can wait.
      EMH: This programme is a waste of photonic energy.