Synonyms of 'writing on the wall'
▷ See writing
omenDictionary, sign, warning
We should have seen the writing on the wall and guessed what was coming.
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If you say that something is an omen, you think it indicates what is likely to happen in the future and whether it will be good or bad.
Her appearance at this moment is an omen of disaster.
A portent is something that indicates what is likely to happen in the future.
This is a frightening portent for the future.
Thesaurus for writing on the wall from the Collins English Thesaurus
a sign or signs of approaching disaster