writing\ on\ the\ wall
- • writing on the wall• handwriting on the walln. phr. literary1. A warning; a message of some urgency.
"this nuclear plant is about to explode, I think," the chief engineer said. "We'd better get out of here in a hurry, the handwriting is on the wall."2. A sign that something bad will happen.
When Bill's team lost four games in a row, he saw the handwriting on the wall.
John's employer had less and less work for him; John could read the handwriting on the wall and looked for another job.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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