augur well for

augur well for

To be a sign of good things to come. An "augur" was an oracle in ancient Rome. This rain does not augur well for our baseball game. Well, that poor performance review does not augur well for a raise.
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augur well for someone or something

to indicate or predict good things for someone or something. (Usually in the negative.) This latest economic message does not augur well for the stock market. I am afraid that this poll data does not augur well for the incumbent in the election.
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augur well for

Also, augur ill for; bode well or ill for . Have good (or bad) expectations for someone or something. For example, John's recovery from surgery augurs well for the team and The Republican victory in the Congressional elections bodes ill for affirmative action. The verb augur is derived from the Latin word for "soothsayer" (predictor of the future), a meaning perpetuated in this phrase and so used since the late 1700s. The verb bode comes from the Old English bodian, meaning "to announce or foretell," and is rarely heard today except in this idiom, which dates from about 1700.
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The emphasis on the history of thought also seemed to me very timely; and the number of important works promised for the Library in the very near future augur well for the continued fulfilment, in this and other ways, of the expectations of the original editor.
"I like to hear you speak thus, and I augur well for Edmond from it."
The decision by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to order the deportation of Chinese nationals doing business at Gikomba market does not augur well for a global economy.
THE reveral of the decision on tax filers does not augur well for the taxpayers who feel that they have been let down for being honest and law abiding, while freeloaders are being appeased.
Thus, ban on bigger currency notes and coins augur well for Pakistan's economy.
He said the reduction of super tax on banks from 4 percent to 1 percent will augur well for the country's economy.
1 (ANI): The State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday said that the growth in the construction sector which was pointed out in the latest estimates by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), will augur well for job creation.
He said that public gathering had failed despite spending public resources, which did not augur well for his political career, he added.
The senior US diplomat was aiming to test Mr Putin's willingness to make pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine comply with an increasingly fragile ceasefire, according to US officials, but the tone ahead of the meeting did not augur well for a breakthrough.
It will not augur well for the Wales Government to be seen taking bribes from a government consisting largely of the friends of multinationals, whether in banking, in retail, or in energy, and there''''s a disturbing number of members of the Westminster government with close links to the fossil fuel industry, because that's all fracking is - just another fossil fuel.
Manila: A new oil discovery in Cebu declared by the Department of Energy is expected to augur well for the Philippines, which is heavily dependent on imported oil.
"Didn't I do well?" Your failure, as the North East's leading media outlet, to provide intelligent leadership in these difficult times does not augur well for any potential investor in our area.
IT doesn't augur well for Britain's future r e l at i o n s h i p with the US that Barack Obama was "too busy" to meet with Tory leader David Cameron.
That does not augur well for a team well known for players attempting to run things on their own.
Still no goals at home, either, which doesn't augur well for their chances on Thursday of overhauling the four-goal deficit against Dinamo Bucharest in the Uefa Cup.