bode well (for something)

bode well (for something)
bode ˈwell/ˈill (for sb/sth) idiom
(formal) to be a good/bad sign for sb/sth
Syn: augur

These figures do not bode well for the company's future.

The look on her face boded ill for anyone who crossed her path that day.

Main entry:bodeidiom

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