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bid fair

To seem probable or likely. Her grades are good enough that she bids fair to get into that excellent high school.
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bid fair

To appear likely.
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This will probably happen in their latest TV costarrer, 'Bagani,' which is an action spectacular, so Enrique bids fair to go to town in it with many swashbuckling feats.
While the politicians quarrel, the juggernaut continues to roll, and it bids fair to become Theresa May's "poll tax".
The Abdullah Haroon Foundation on the lines of Carnegie or Rockefeller Foundation would hopefully break new ground and bids fair to become a trend setter in Pakistan.
The forthcoming event bids fair to match or overtake the floor space of last year's 3,200 sq m, says Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE) which reports major sponsors have once again thrown their weight behind the fair, February 4 to 6, Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC).
whose work it amply acknowledges, Roger Nichols's new book bids fair to be the best-ever biography of Ravel in English.
The author's central thesis is that the Protestant principle of ecclesia semper reformanda harbors a parasite that bids fair to destroy its host.
The one part of the Libeskind plan that was preserved unaltered, however, was the tower's height of 1,776 feet, which is not only symbolic of the year of our nation's founding, but also bids fair to make the building the tallest on United States soil.
In 1891, a visitor to Whitley Bay wrote that "already the sands are studded with bathing machines and Barry bids fair to be a favourite seaside resort".
This segment of the population, which once upon a time could be singled out as a highly coherent voting bloc, now bids fair to defy generalization; but Mockabee is able to make some hay with a generational analysis.
Professor Perl's study of Dionysius the Aeropagite bids fair to restore this school of thought to its proper eminence.