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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: well

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, well

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, ill

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

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: 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, somehow

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: well

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

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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Flamboyant doesn't even begin to describe dancer Bode Lawal.
The BODE index was better at predicting exacerbations of COPD than the DOSE and ADO indices.
Bode began developing his views of thinking when William James published, in 1904, a series of essays in which he argued that the idea of consciousness added an unnecessary and confusing aspect to experiences.
The elderly couple held Bode, who was saying he wanted to kill himself, until he calmed down and then phoned their daughter before calling the police.
The restrictions the United Way placed on the Salvation Army were light, Bode said, and the organization is relying on the generosity of the public to make up for the funds it would have received through the partnership.
Responsiveness: The BODE index detects clinical deterioration and changes occurring as a result of therapy.
The sale of Bode Chemic is in line with Beiersdorf's strategy to focus on skin and beauty care.
Inspired by what he learned, he has melded multi-cultural styles with his traditional African roots and his own unique technique which he calls the Bode Lawal Dance Technique.
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.
A abordagem semiotica de A raposa e o bode (Esopo) e feita a partir desta fabula com a participacao dos elementos teoricos da manipulacao narrativa greimasiana, no contexto da sintaxe narrativa de superficie.
The poll also revealed that people were facing increasing pressure from higher prices which, the report said, did not bode well for spending figures.
The Bode Museum in Berlin has been reopened to show European sculpture and Byzantine art in a new minimalist installation by Heinz Tesar.
Wayne, NJ, has acquired the biocides business of Bode Chemie, Hamburg, Germany, through one of its subsidiaries.
Hypothesis: We reasoned that exacerbations affect the BODE index and its components, and that changes in the BODE index could be used to monitor the effect of exacerbations on the host.
ISP), through one of its subsidiaries, has acquired the biocides business of Bode Chemic, based in Hamburg, Germany.