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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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Edcel Lagman said the latest order of Supreme Court augurs well for the minority lawmakers' petition assailing the extension of martial law in Mindanao.
The opening of CineGold Plex Karachi augurs well for the entertainment and culture scene of Pakistan's city of lights', the statement added.
Cambrian Training Company's managing director Arwyn Watkins said: "We are delighted with the quality of entries again this year, which augurs well for a keenly contested final.
was unbeaten from his qualifying races, it augurs well for the Brummies as Lemon has been lined-up to guest for Tomasz Piszcz in next Wednesday's promotion semi-final against King's Lynn.
Clearly, this augurs well for a strong month of June and a very solid second quarter.
I am disappointed for the supporters, but I'm absolutely thrilled how the players have grown through this campaign and that augurs well for the future of the national side.
But it was still an authoritative victory for Gay - who is nursing a knee injury - and augurs well for his eagerly-awaited clash with Powell in Osaka.
Their forward thinking augurs well for renewed discussion of the issue.
And though Town have not won in nine outings, Jeffrey is pleased with what the "new kids on the block' have produced and augurs well for the future.
The State of Ohio Department of Taxation is deemed an essential use, which augurs well for long term stabilized occupancy and cash flow for the property," said Wilcox.
Clandeboye, near Belfast, is being nurtured with an aspiration and flair that augurs well for Northern Ireland.
Although the shift toward a single point of contact augurs well for the HIT platform market, complete IT platform adoption is not expected at this point.
Naek expressed satisfaction over successful completion of the 1st Parliamentary Year of the Upper House and said it augurs well for future of democracy in the country.
And while that would have been a minor frustration for Lyons, who was unbeaten from his qualifying races, it augurs well for the Brummies as Lemon has been lined-up to guest for Tomasz Piszcz in next Wednesday's promotion semi-final against King's Lynn.
We've proved we can beat some of the best non-league clubs in the country which augurs well for the future of the club.