The writing is on the wall 不祥預兆

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Image caption Some people call this art and others say it is vandalism – what do you think?

今日短語

所謂 the writing is on the wall 字面意思是「已經寫在了牆上」, 實際上是指已經有不祥預兆了。換句話說就是某事注定要發生。

例句

Now that air fares have come down so much, the writing is on the wall for the overnight train service.

The writing is on the wall for my local football team; they've lost their last five games, so it looks likely they』ll go down to the second division!

請注意

我們可以用短語 wall-to-wall 「牆到牆」來形容人或物遍地皆是。

Oxford Street is wall to wall with shoppers looking for something in the sales.