What is another word for writing on the wall?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈa͡ɪtɪŋ ɒnðə wˈɔːl] (IPA)

When you see the "writing on the wall" it's time to take notice and prepare for what's to come. But what if you want to say it in another way? Some synonyms for this phrase include "forewarning," "premonition," or "prophesy." Another way to express the same idea is to say there are clear signs that something is going to happen, or that you can see the impending doom. Some people might say they sensed something in the air, or felt a sense of impending calamity. Whatever the phrase you choose, remember that recognizing the clues may be your only chance to avoid unpleasant consequences.

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Famous quotes with Writing on the wall

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    Mahatma Gandhi

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