Synonyms of 'writing on the wall'
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omenDictionary, sign, warningWe should have seen the writing on the wall and guessed what was coming.
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A portent is something that indicates what is likely to happen in the future.
This is a frightening portent for the future.
It is a sign of things to come.
Thesaurus for writing on the wall from the Collins English Thesaurus
a sign or signs of approaching disaster