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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

carry on somehow

To continue or persevere by some means, despite hardships or challenges. The company is in a tough financial situation right now, and, like all employees, I hope that it can carry on somehow. Try not to worry so much about your brother—he always manages to carry on somehow.
See also: carry, on, somehow

somehow or (an)other

By some means; in uncertain or undetermined ways. Somehow or another, the unlikely pair ended up in a bar, discussing their business ideas. Fast forward five years, and they now head up one of the largest multinational corporations in the world. Don't worry about me, I'll get there somehow or other.
See also: somehow

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.
See also: bode, ill

land up (some place)

To arrive at, come to, or end up in a particular location, especially unexpectedly. Typically followed by "in." In this usage, a name or pronoun can be used after "land" when talking about performing the action on someone else. We somehow landed up at Mary's house last night around 3 AM. The bag was put on the wrong flight and landed up in Detroit. I took a wrong turn and landed up miles away from the campsite.
See also: land, up

land up in

To arrive at, come to, or end up in a particular situation, especially one that is problematic, undesirable, dangerous, etc. In this usage, a name or pronoun can be used after "land" when talking about performing the action on someone else. You're going to land in a whole heap of trouble if you don't start filing your taxes. I hope you realize that this investigation could land us in prison.
See also: land, up

do badly by (one)

To treat one poorly. I've been so absorbed in my job that I've done badly by my wife and kids.
See also: badly, by

do all right by (one)

To treat one favorably and respectfully. I need to put aside my work stress and remember that my true goal in life is to do all right by you and the kids.
See also: all, by, right

do fine for (someone)

To treat or suit one in a certain manner. The train does just fine for me because I can't afford a car at the moment.
See also: fine

feel (some emotion) about (someone or something)

To feel a particular emotion in response to or about someone or something. Do you feel good about your decision to move? Look, I feel really guilty about interrupting your dinner, so I'm going to go.
See also: feel

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.
See also: bode, somehow

carry on somehow

to manage to continue or endure, in spite of problems. Even though we did not have a lot of money, we managed to carry on somehow. Don't worry about us. We will carry on somehow.
See also: carry, on, somehow

do somehow by someone

to treat someone in a particular manner. (Do not confuse this with a passive construction. The someone is not the actor but the object.) Tom did all right by Ann when he brought her red roses. I did badly by Tom. I fired him without good reason.
See also: by, somehow

do somehow for someone

to benefit or harm someone in some degree. This jacket does fine for me. I don't need a different one. This meal does okay for me. I'm satisfied.
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feel somehow about someone or something

to have ideas, opinions, or reactions regarding someone or something. I feel good about him. Do you feel good about how you did on the test? How do you feel about Sally?
See also: feel, somehow

land up somehow or somewhere

to finish somehow or somewhere; to come to be in a certain state or place at the end. We set out for Denver but landed up in Salt Lake City. He's so extravagant that he landed up in debt.
See also: land, somehow, somewhere, up

land up somehow or somewhere

to finish somehow or somewhere; to come to be in a certain state or place at the end. We set out for Denver but landed up in Salt Lake City. He's so extravagant that he landed up in debt.
See also: land, somehow, somewhere, up

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see under or other.
References in classic literature ?
Three times at least it raced round the whole island, in a way that was as horrible as the chase of a lunatic, both in the cries of the pursued and the ropes carried by the pursuers; but was more horrible still, because it somehow suggested one of the chasing games of children in a garden.
SOMEHOW Angelina Jolie managed to restrain her it in a pair of SOMEHOW, Angelina Jolie managed to restrain her right leg just long enough to encase it in a pair of sensible trousers.
com)-- Still Singing, Somehow will make you laugh, cry or maybe even angry at times.
Our usual festive Friday happy time had somehow turned into a silent wake.
WHAT started off as a serious drama (called EUR3,000) about prostitution somehow became a delightful romantic comedy in the hands of Garry Marshall.
We are somehow cleansed, somehow made worthy, somehow selected to be God's messengers.
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Reading 'zines like these make me think that their creators are destined for a literary life, involved in writing somehow, and that these are somehow the purest and earliest incarnations of good things to come.
Mumbai even after nearly 60 years of Indian independence is still somehow a colonial city.
It's the sort of grunge idealism of people who might have been bike messengers one day, or maybe still are, somehow both cynical and naive.
The team also found that exposure to paraquat led to biochemical modification of the DJ-1 1[beta] protein, a change Bonini says may somehow influence the ability of DJ-1 to protect neurons from oxidative damage.
They have emerged only in the wake of the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, and have since been adopted as the official religion of the scientific community, rendering all other explanations "unscientific" and thus somehow flawed.
As much as he tries to make peace with his being accepted to Yale Law School because of the color of his skin, he, the son of a Cornell professor, senses there was still a large part of him--and this question permeates his book--that feels somehow stigmatized, that somehow his considerable individual achievements have been devalued by affirmative action.
Like many writers my age, in 1985 I pored over the introduction to Slow Learner, the authorized bootleg edition of Thomas Pynchon's early stories, as if it were the Rosetta Stone, as if whole civilizations could somehow be founded on its disarmingly accessible and humble pronouncements.