bid fair


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bid fair

To appear likely.
See also: bid, fair
References in classic literature ?
The conversation was at this point, and bid fair to last some time longer, when one of the fairies appeared in her ivory car, accompanied by a beautiful woman past her early youth.
Why, does it bid fair for a change in the weather, Benjamin?
Sir Walter was not very wise; but still he had experience enough of the world to feel, that a more unobjectionable tenant, in all essentials, than Admiral Croft bid fair to be, could hardly offer.
Tarzan's first mission did not bid fair to be either exciting or vastly important.
It bid fair to destroy for me all that was best and brightest in life.
Marija, who threatened horrid murder a hundred times a day, and would weep over the injury of a fly, seized little Sebastijonas in her arms and bid fair to smother him with kisses.