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 bloodshed bodes ill for US efforts to improve security in the country ahead of crucial legislative elections on January 30.
The entirely unsurprising, mostly unwarranted deification of cute Matt Damon, though, bodes ill for us wrinkled, warty 41-year-olds who are still dating.