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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.
See also: bode, ill

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

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 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 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

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

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.
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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.
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

somehow

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.
But, somehow, I do not like having to go without tea, for everyone else here is respectable, and the fact makes me ashamed.
However, in Pakistan, car divers somehow carry the impression that they are forbidden from driving in the left lane, even if the cars are cranky and old and can't drive at normal motorway speed.
The Latics should have been ahead after six minutes but Michael Jacobs somehow blazed wide from four yards.
''Yung tinutukoy ko kasi dito, it's a different group, a local drug group na somehow, ka-relative nila 'yong mga local officials.
This obsession is conditioned by the assumption that a long life is somehow a 'good thing' or at least something worth striving for.
Next to try his luck was Keiren Wood, who hit a pile driver from the edge of the area that Hay somehow tipped over.
Now Benitez somehow batteries or the personnel team giving fringe players chance No, Benitez's biggest concern at Watford is what to do with the team because I felt the heroes who brought about guaranteed survival looked emotionally drained in the shock defeat to West Brom.
And somehow wondered how you felt If but the same way too.
3.35 Gowran Park Irish Stallion Farms EBF Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes 1m11/2f Listed ATR Card page 37 SOMEHOW proved herself to be a top-notch three-year-old in 2016 and her return to action at Naas last month suggests she will be dining at the top table in 2017 as well.
But at odds-on she may not be a real betting proposition and in a race which has seen some shocks in recent years - O'Brien's Qualify beat favourite and 1,000 Guineas winner Legatissimo 12 months ago at odds of 50-1 - two at bigger odds who may at least give Minding something to think about are stable-mate Somehow and Ralph Beckett's Diamonds Pour Moi.
I've got a woman I love and I want to change my life somehow. I've got tons of ideas on video clips and images.
Inheriting a mass of unfinished Mickey Spillane manuscripts, Max Collins has undertaken to somehow finish them, completing the work the author left unfinished at his death in 2006.
IT may have caused a stir during New Zealand fashion week but somehow I don't think Irish brides will be queuing up to buy this Vinka Design's transparant crochet trouser suit - even if they could afford it!
In fact, the report--which is nowhere to be found On NHPR's website, FYI--gushed so much about the academy that it somehow failed to include an interesting, if not important, piece of information.