writing on the wall
phrasal handwriting on the wall

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  • writing\ on\ the\ wall — • writing on the wall • handwriting on the wall n. phr. literary 1. 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • writing on the wall — If the writing s on the wall for something, it is doomed to fail …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • writing on the wall —    If the writing s on the wall for something, it is doomed to fail.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This refers to a situation where there are signs showing that a problem is going to occur.     We all knew Larry was going to lose his… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • writing on the wall — noun An ominous warning; a prediction of bad luck. He could see the writing on the wall months before the business failed …   Wiktionary

  • Writing on the wall —   If the writing s on the wall for something, it is doomed to fail …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • writing on the wall — phrasal : handwriting on the wall …   Useful english dictionary

  • writing on the wall — warning, early alarm, warning sign …   English contemporary dictionary

  • writing on the wall — зловещее предзнаменование, предостережение о гибели, судьба предрешена (из библейской легенды о письменах на стене во время Валтасарова пира (см. Книгу Пророка Даниила) …   Idioms and examples

  • (the) writing on the wall — the likelihood that something bad will happen. Area residents can see the writing on the wall and realize that if they don t cooperate with the police, these crimes will continue. As leaders, they should have seen the handwriting on the wall and… …   New idioms dictionary

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