Thesaurus

bides one's time

phrase
present tense third-person singular of bide one's time

Synonyms of bides one's time

to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
  • decided to bide her time until she had an opportunity to switch jobs

Synonyms for bides one's time

Words Related to bides one's time

Phrases Synonymous with bides one's time

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bides one's time

Cite this Entry

“Bides one's time.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bides%20one%27s%20time. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

Comments on bides one's time

What made you want to look up bides one's time? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!