rest is history

the rest is history

Everyone knows how the rest of the story goes. Well, we met when a colleague of mine in San Francisco introduced us. The rest is history. He quit his job, signed the record deal, and the rest is history.
See also: history, rest
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(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.
See also: history, rest
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: history, rest
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the rest is history

used to indicate that the events succeeding those already related are so well known that they need not be recounted again.
See also: history, rest
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

the rest is ˈhistory

used when you are telling a story to say that you do not need to tell the end of it, because everyone knows it already: She moved here two years ago, met Steve last summer, and the rest is history.
See also: history, rest
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

rest is history, the

You know the end of this story, so I need not go into details. Often used for a biographical or autobiographical account, this phrase dates from the second half of the 1900s. Nigel Rees cites a play on it by Alan Bennett (Oxford Today, 1988), describing his career change from an Oxford history professor to a Broadway revue artist: “The rest, one might say pompously, is history. Except that in my case the opposite was true.”
See also: rest
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Together we put pantomime firmly back on the map in St Helens and the rest is history. She has wanted me back for years.
Jin may not fit the standard hip-hop mold, but this 21-year old puts his own stamp on the genre with his debut CD, The Rest Is History, out in March.
The rest is history. "I wrote like 42 songs when I was 15 and recorded two CDs with six tracks each for fun.