the writing is on the wall Definition in British English Dictionary
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the writing is on the wall

(US also the handwriting is on the wall)
said to mean that there are clear signs that something will fail or no longer exist
Translations of “the writing is on the wall”
in Chinese (Traditional) 已出現不祥之兆(指某事即將失敗或消失)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 已出现不祥之兆(指某事即将失败或消失)…
(Definition of the writing is on the wall from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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