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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.
See also: for, well

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

bide a wee

To stay for a short period of time. Primarily heard in Scotland. You can't leave already—I haven't seen you in so long! At least bide a wee.
See also: bide, wee

bide by (something)

To obey something, usually an established rule. A variant of "abide by." Primarily heard in Scotland. Because Donna refuses to bide by her parents' rules, I worry that she'll be told to move out of their house.
See also: bide, by

bode ill for (someone or something)

To seem indicative of a negative outcome. Rainy weather bodes ill for our flight leaving on time. Being late to a job interview bodes ill for you getting hired.
See also: bode, for, ill

bode well for (someone or something)

To seem indicative of a favorable outcome. This phrase is often used in the negative to suggest the opposite. Sunny weather bodes well for our flight leaving on time. Being late to a job interview does not bode well for you getting hired.
See also: bode, for, well
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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.
See also: for, well

bode somehow for someone or something

to foretell or portend fortune or misfortune for someone or something. (Typically with ill or well.) Things do not bode well for the stock market. Things do not bode well for your future at this job.
See also: bode, for, somehow
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: for, well
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

bode ˈwell/ˈill (for somebody/something)

(formal) be a good/bad sign for somebody/something: These figures do not bode well for the company’s future.
See also: bode, ill, well
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bid defiance

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

bid fair

To appear likely.
See also: bid, fair
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Relation between Bode Index and duration between Hospital Readmission
Analizando las variables del indice de BODE, en la figura 2 se muestra el comportamiento de sus variables; el IMC no tuvo mayores modificaciones, permaneciendo con una media de 22 y solamente teniendo leves modificaciones de la desviacion estandar; el grado de obstruccion medido con el VEF1 tuvo una minima reduccion, pasando de una media de 47 +/- 15,9 a una media de 46 +/- 15,4.
For the purposes of this paper, the important point is that Dewey's idea became a central feature of Bode's view of human thought and influenced his suggestions for education.
Casanova et al., "Prediction of risk of COPD exacerbations by the BODE index," Respiratory Medicine, vol.
In his new function, Becki reports to Hans-Gerd Bode.
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Bode Technology is the first, and only, forensic DNA services and products provider in the world to implement and offer an automated and enhanced solution for the tracking of evidence and case folders, including the automation of chain-of-custody control, through its RFID solutions.
Led by Minister for Economy, Labour and Transports of Lower Saxony (northern Germany) Jorg Bode, the German delegation comprises heads of enterprises operating in the sectors of maritime transport, ship building, logistics and Aeolian construction.
The BODE is a multidimensional index designed to assess clinical risk in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary
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Darrin Bode has joined the team at TeleNet Technologies as an account executive/sales engineer.
GERMANY: Paul Hartmann AG has signed an agreement with Beiersdorf AG to acquire a 100% interest in Beiersdorf's affiliate Bode Chemic GmbH & Co.
WHEN Bode Lawal performs at the Gala Theatre in Durham tomorrow, he'll be showcasing a new technique set to become his creative signature.
Bode Lawal's Sakoba Dance Theatre will stage what it claims is a groundbreaking new show, Okan' Nijo (One), at the Queen's Hall Arts Centre in Hexham on January 17.