the rest is history


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(the) rest is history

Fig. Everyone knows the rest of the story that I am referring to. Bill: Then they arrested all the officers of the corporation, and the rest is history. Bob: Hey, what happened between you and Sue? Bill: Finally we realized that we could never get along, and the rest is history.
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the rest is history

COMMON If you are telling someone about an event and you say the rest is history, you mean that you do not need to say any more because you are sure that everyone is familiar with what happened next. A job with the company was advertised in The Daily Telegraph. I applied and the rest is history. After he left hospital, he was persuaded to start his own fashion house. The rest is history.
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