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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 ​fashionspictured in this ​magazine are not the shape of things to come.
(Definition of the shape of things to come from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the shape of things to come”
in Chinese (Simplified) 可能出现(或流行)的形式(或风格)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可能出現(或流行)的形式(或風格)…
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