bidden


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

bid defiance

To remain firm or resolute; to refuse to yield. Our toddler usually bids defiance to any mention of bedtime.
See also: bid, defiance

bid fair

To seem probable or likely. Her grades are good enough that she bids fair to get into that excellent high school.
See also: bid, fair
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bid defiance

To refuse to submit; offer resistance to.
See also: bid, defiance

bid fair

To appear likely.
See also: bid, fair
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also: