The writing's on the wall 不祥預兆

SCARY, a painting by the street artist Eine
Image caption SCARY, a painting by the street artist Eine (Ben Flynn). It can be found opposite the club Cargo in Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London

今日短語

在英語裏,the writing's on the wall 可以用來比喻不好的事情即將發生。比如,有人要被裁員了、公司要倒閉了等倒霉的事情。

例句

Susie saw the writing on the wall and decided to quit before her company was taken over by the administrators.

I should have seen the writing on the wall when I bought my house. It's falling apart and now I have to spend a fortune renovating it.

請注意

在美式英語中,人們常說 the handwriting's on the wall, 意思與 the writing's on the wall 相同。