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bide (one's) time

To delay some action until an ideal moment or situation reveals itself. I'm just biding my time in an office job until a tenure-track position opens up at one of the local colleges.
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bide one's time

to wait patiently. I've been biding my time for years, just waiting for a chance like this. He's not the type just to sit there and bide his time. He wants some action now.
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bide one's time

Wait for the opportune moment, as in The cat sat in front of the mousehole, biding its time. This phrase employs the verb to bide in the sense of "to wait for," a usage dating from about a.d. 950 and surviving mainly in this locution.
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bide your time

wait quietly for a good opportunity.
Bide in the sense of await is now only found in this expression. It has been superseded by abide in most of its other senses.
1991 Gillian Slovo The Betrayal And so he bided his time, waiting, plotting, planning, looking for the signs that would be good for him.
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bide your ˈtime

wait for a suitable opportunity to do something: She’s just biding her time until the right job comes along.
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bide (one's) time

To wait for further developments.
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Sass & bide has grown significantly since it was founded in 1999, by two of Australia's most successful and recognisable fashion designers Sarah-Jane Clarke ('Sass') and Heidi Middleton ('Bide').
The cowardly thief, who Mrs Bide describes as being in his late teens or early 20s, also stole pounds 76 in cash, her passport, credit cards and house keys, so the grandmother has had to have all the locks changed in her house.
DEA, FBI, BIDE, USCS, IRS-CID and the CPD were assisted by the Greater Merrimack Valley Task Force and the Rowley Police Department.
I rate Ramon, but I think he is going to have to bide his time for a bit yet.
Bide Your Time mirrors this increasingly futile persistence, containing multiple works which fail to reach a quantifiable result or obvious purpose.
He just has to bide his time, do well for Sunderland and he'll get the chance - and when he does, he's got to take it.
Cricket: Andrew Strauss has settled in to England's one-day squad knowing he may have to bide his time before he is given a chance to impress in his favoured opening position at international level.
But Jerzy is also a great keeper and if I've got to bide my time then I'll do that.
JOHNNY Curran says he is happy to bide his time and learn from two of the best in business as he plots a path to the Tyrone first team.
NICOLAS ANELKA believes Chelsea have the quality to win the Champions League this season and is ready to bide his time on the bench or the wing to start his trophy haul with the club.
HEARTS assistant coach Stevie Frail has urged frust rated defender Hr is tos Karipidis to bide his time at Tynecastle rather than plan a January exit.
CONNECTIONS of Light Shift will bide their time before deciding where the daughter of Kingmambo goes next.
Jamie Spencer can bide his time and then unleash a decisive burst from his filly, a 5-1 shot, in the final furlong - just like her dad
PAUL DICKOV admits he will have to bide his time before he can break back into the Blackburn side.
Palestinians Said (Kais Nashef) and Khaled (Ali Suliman) bide their time while awaiting the chance to become suicide bombers in ``Paradise Now.