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 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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The decline adds to the recent flow of disappointing numbers for the UK economy at the start of the fourth quarter and bodes ill for GDP after a rise of 1% in the autumn ended the longest double-dip recession since the 1950s.
The decline bodes ill for GDP after a rise of 1% in the autumn ended the longest double-dip recession since the 1950s.