a sign of things to come

a sign of things to come

cliché Something that is indicative of what will happen or become popular in the future. I think this trend is a sign of things to come, but there's no way to know for sure. Uh, maybe we should turn back—those dark clouds look like a sign of things to come. Please tell me that this dip in the stock market isn't a sign of things to come.
See also: come, of, sign, thing, to
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