the shape of things to come


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the shape of things to come

What will happen or become popular in the future. Many profess to know the shape of things to come, but no one truly knows the future.
See also: come, of, shape, thing, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

the shape of things to come

If you say that something is the shape of things to come, you mean that in future things will be like this. British Rail says its new Liverpool Street station is the shape of things to come. People made cruel comments about our relationship. It was, unfortunately, the shape of things to come.
See also: come, of, shape, thing, to
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the shape of things to come

the way the future is likely to develop.
See also: come, of, shape, thing, to
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