bid fair

(redirected from bidden fair)

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

bid fair

To appear likely.
See also: bid, fair
References in periodicals archive ?
At the time of his sadly premature departure from the ballet stage in 1967, brought about by a chronic rheumatoid condition in his feet, as well as by a growing wish to develop his acting talents both onstage and on screen, he had bidden fair to become one of the superstar dancers of his time.