bid one's time



to bid one's time

  1. Common misspelling of bide one's time.
    • 1844, James Fenimore Cooper, Lucy Hardinge, edition British title of Miles Wallingford, A. and W. Galignani, chapter II, page 26:
      It is wonderful with what far-sighted patience one of these wretches will bid his time, in order to effect a favourite acquisition.
    • 2008 September 1, Associated Press, “McCain: Hurricane defense OK, could be better”, USA Today:
      [Election 2008.] As anxious Republican delegates bid their time, President Bush on Monday headed for Texas, a state threatened by Hurricane Gustav.
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