I look forward to (doing something)

To "look forward to (doing something)" means to be excited about it. However, this is mostly a polite expression so it doesn't carry a really strong feeling of excitement. It does sound polite, though.

When you've just met someone in a business or formal situation, use the phrase "I look forward to ___ing" near the end of your first conversation. For example:

I look forward to working with you.

I look forward to doing business with you.

I look forward to meeting you. (Use this with someone who you've been writing to, but haven't met yet.

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