Definition of bide one's time in English:

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bide one's time

Wait quietly for a good opportunity to do something: she patiently bided her time before making an escape bid
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  • The shadow watched and waited, patiently biding his time.
  • Rich listened obligingly, biding his time as he waited for the right opportunity.
  • They quite rightly don't want to be seen to be desperate for an acquisition, and are apparently willing to bide their time, waiting for the right opportunity.
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