be the shape of things to come

be the shape of things to come

To be indicative of what will happen or become popular in the future. I think this trend is the shape of things to come, but there's no way to know for sure.
See also: come, of, shape, thing, to
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be the ˌshape of ˌthings to ˈcome

(also be a ˌtaste of ˌthings to ˈcome) be a sign or an example of how things are likely to be in the future: These new computers are the shape of things to come.Telephones with television screens: could this be a taste of things to come?
See also: come, of, shape, thing, to
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