bides one's time

phrase

present tense third-person singular of bide one's time
as in waits
to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something decided to bide her time until she had an opportunity to switch jobs

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“Bides one's time.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bides%20one%27s%20time. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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