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the shape of things to come

the form or style that is likely to develop or be popular in the future: I hope the fashions pictured in this magazine are not the shape of things to come.
Translations of “the shape of things to come”
in Chinese (Traditional) 可能出現(或流行)的形式(或風格)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可能出现(或流行)的形式(或风格)…
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