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to bid one's time
- 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.