bid fair

bid fair
To seem likely
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Main Entry:bid
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bid fair see under ↑bid1
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Main Entry:fair

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bid fair
: to seem likely

a movie that bids fair to become a big hit [=a movie that will probably be very successful]

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Main Entry:bid
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bid fair — see bid, 1
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Main Entry:fair

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bid fair — index promise (raise expectations) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bid fair — verb To have a reasonable claim; to seem likely. San Francisco bid fair to being as zany as New York. , Tea With the Black Dragon , 1983 …   Wiktionary

  • bid fair — {v.}, {literary} To seem likely; promise. * /He bids fair to be a popular author./ * /The day bids fair to be warm./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bid fair — {v.}, {literary} To seem likely; promise. * /He bids fair to be a popular author./ * /The day bids fair to be warm./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bid\ fair — v literary To seem likely; promise. He bids fair to be a popular author. The day bids fair to be warm …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bid fair — Promise, seem likely, offer a good prospect, present a fair prospect, make a fair promise …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bid fair to — archaic seem likely to. → bid for …   English new terms dictionary

  • bid fair — phrasal to seem likely < a movie that bids fair to become a big hit > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bid fair — idi to seem likely: This entry bids fair to win first prize[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • bid fair to — archaic or poetic/literary seem likely to the girl bade fair to be pretty …   Useful english dictionary

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