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the writing is on the wall

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