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English definition of “sign of the times”

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sign of the times

usually disapproving
something that is typical of the (bad) way things are now: These riots in the north are a sign of the times.
Translations of “sign of the times”
in Chinese (Traditional) 時代特徵, 世道…
in Chinese (Simplified) 时代特征, 世道…
(Definition of sign of the times from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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