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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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This augurs well for achieving the Pilot's intended objective of accelerating the depressurisation process and achieving commercial gas flow rates.
SARGODHA -- :The rainy spell augurs well for Kinnow orchards as it will help increase citrus yield during the upcoming season.
The present realisation in the US that the military option has failed to move the needle on ground augurs well for war-torn country.
It is through such relations and diplomatic ties that we are here today, with the Government of Japan handing over this equipment, which augurs well for NEMAs overall disaster management plan.
It said that this figure augurs well for the efforts of FBR towards achievement of the assigned revised annual revenue target of Rs4398 billion.
Such type of goodwill gestures are a definite source to bring political leaders closer to the common man which augurs well for the unity of the country.
'This development, which has underscored in the strongest terms the value of diplomacy and peaceful dialogue, augurs well for the peace, security and stability in the region and the world,' Roque said in a statement.
It in a statement said here on Wednesday that this appointment augurs well for the business community.
Glamorgan, who were without five senior players, can take a lot of credit from their performance which augurs well for the future, but the dropped catches were costly, especially Stiaan Van Zyl.
"This augurs well for the franchising industry in the Middle East and we can expect greater maturity in this sector in the near future."
The performances of the region's youngsters augurs well for the coming winter with many back in action in this weekend's Northern Road Relay Championships in Leigh.
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.'
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.