bode ill for (someone or something)

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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 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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The dangers of ignoring history are only beginning to manifest themselves, but they can be seen in several recent developments that bode ill for us all.