bode ill for (someone or something)(redirected from bode ill for somebody)
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 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.
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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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