Idiom of the Day – “The Writing on the Wall”

“The writing is on the wall” means something is doomed to fail, and the signs are apparent:

The off-site upper management meeting is writing on the wall that something big is about to happen.

Some economists were not surprised when the housing bubble burst. They had seen the writing on the wall.

Now that Amazon has shown off the first of its planned delivery drones, the writing is on the wall for workers at freight companies such as FedX and UPS.