bode well/ill

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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.
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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 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.
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His former accuser turned poll rival, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, had warned that a low turnout would bode ill for favoured contestants such as Anwar.
International oil prices are rising and shifts in the global economy bode ill for Pakistan.
Bruce has had all of the closed season to get Villa prepared to mount a promotion challenge and his whingeing about defensive deficiencies and the lacklustre performances in general to date bode ill for the future.
While it does bode ill for future laptop users, there will surely be a dongle or two that will be available to compensate.
Or is the Senedd afflicted by the sort of philistinism that might bode ill for Wales in the future?
While November's numbers bode ill for the fourth-quarter GDP, there may be 6 longer term 6 a silver lining.
He called on democracy-loving Bulgarians of all political persuasions to unite in opposition to those phenomena, which according to him bode ill for Bulgaria if not counteracted.
However, the balance of the ILCC findings seemed to bode ill for ABI's hopes.
"Those numbers are catastrophic and they bode ill for those children," said Ralph Smith, senior vice president of the Annie E.
Senate in effect killed the jobs creation bill put forward by President Barack Obama, which could bode ill for the U.S.
For the protest leaders, Saleh's return bode ill for the already explosive situation.
Partisanship, bending the rules, or outright fraud, are all actions that corrode that cornerstone and bode ill for the nation's future.
Analysts described the new Cabinet as a relic from the past, when Syria thoroughly dominated Lebanese politics, and predicted it bode ill for Lebanese democracy at a time of uprisings sweeping across the Arab world.
The resolutions bode ill for the controversial project, since even if the environmental evaluation committee chooses the option of "conditional approval" it is likely to impose rigorous conditions for the project, making it very difficult for it to remain at the existing projected site, in Tacheng village of Changhua County, central Taiwan.
Authorities fear that the dismal picture may bode ill for Nepal Tourism Year 2011 and the target to bring in one millions tourists.