bide one's time

Definition of bide one's time

:to wait for the right time before doing something
  • He is biding his time before asking his parents for a loan.

Word by Word Definitions

bide play
  1. : to wait for

  2. : withstand

  3. : to put up with : tolerate

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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