Writing-on-the-wall Definition

noun

An ominous warning; a prediction of bad luck.

He could see the writing on the wall months before the business failed.
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Singular:
writing-on-the-wall
Plural:
writings on the wall, writings on walls

Origin of Writing-on-the-wall

  • From the Biblical story in the Book of Daniel; mysterious writing on the wall during King Belshazzar's feast points to the downfall of the Babylonian Empire.

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