harbinger of things to come

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harbinger of things to come

 and portent of things to come; sign of things to come
a sample of the events that are to occur in the future. The first cuts in our budget are a harbinger of things to come. Today's visit from the auditors is a portent of things to come.
See also: come, of, thing
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PRODIGAL son Gary Sice hopes Galway's early season charge for silverware is a portent of things to come.
Damascus, (SANA) -- President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received a cable from the scholars and Imams of Syria in which they expressed hope that God's blessing of rain and snow in response to the prayers for rain is a portent of things to come.
Couple that with the fact that the first day will never tell how the entire show will eventually turn out, into the then positive signs on Day One is a portent of things to come, especially with the weekend starting after yesterday's work hours.
Losing at home to also relegated Doncaster was, I thought, a portent of things to come - that's if CCFC survive the season.
WAS Wednesday a portent of things to come with David Moyes stood on the touchline at White Hart Lane?
Qantas Airways Group will restructure its New Zealand and China networks as it strives to remain profitable, and CEO Alan Joyce denied speculation that the moves are a portent of things to come on its Australian operations.
The team was wearing black - a portent of things to come maybe?
Joe Kernan's men have struggled to impose themselves on this year's Ulster championship and it appears that their be-low-par league form was indeed a portent of things to come.
David Wright's Mental Disease in Victorian England may be a portent of things to come.
Brian Kennedy, chairman of Iowa's Republican Party, for example, argues that the presence of a very wealthy candidate, Forbes, makes the 1996 campaign an aberration rather than a portent of things to come.
It's a portent of things to come when summers will get drier and winters wetter.
Trevor Francis has warned that the loss of coach Frank Barlow to Sheffield Wednesday could be a portent of things to come.