coming events cast their shadows before

coming events cast their shadows before

Clues indicate important events to follow. Come on, the boss has reprimanded you for this many times. Coming events cast their shadows before, and you need to pay attention to that!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Coming events cast their shadows before.

Prov. Significant events are often preceded by signs that they are about to happen. (From Thomas Campbell's poem, "Lochiel's Warning.") If you pay attention to the news, you can generally tell when something momentous is about to happen. Coming events cast their shadows before.
See also: before, cast, coming, event, shadow
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Dhooper presents an opening statement describing the thrust of the book: "The future is never completely divorced from the past; coming events cast their shadows before them; and people have power over the future - we build it both by what we do and what we do not do" (p.