(verb) to wait patiently for a good opportunity
A: I heard you lost a lot of money in the stock market.
B: Yeah, I lost $20,000.
A: What are you going to do? Are you going to sell?
B: No, I’ll just bide my time and wait for an opportunity to make some money.
I spent yesterday biding my time while waiting for the box office to open so I could buy some concert tickets.
Samantha bided her time while waiting for her plane to leave by reading a book.
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