The writing is on the wall 不祥预兆

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

今日短语

所谓 the writing is on the wall 字面意思是“已经写在了墙上”, 实际上是指已经有不祥预兆了。换句话说就是某事注定要发生。

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!

请注意

我们可以用短语 wall-to-wall “墙到墙”来形容人或物遍地皆是。

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