The handwriting on the wall

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a doom pronounced; an omen of disaster.
- Dan. v. 5.

See also: Handwriting

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The real evidence is the handwriting on the wall and the immortal spirit that lives in everyone who loved this beautiful man and that lives in everything made by his hand.
They saw the handwriting on the wall and knew that their future would evaporate like a water drop in the Sahara if they relied solely on laserdisc,'' he said.
If this is not the handwriting on the wall, I don't know what is,'' said economist Sung Won Sohn of Norwest Corp.