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bid defiance

To remain firm or resolute; to refuse to yield. Our toddler usually bids defiance to any mention of bedtime.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bid defiance

To refuse to submit; offer resistance to.
See also: bid, defiance
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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