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I research what is this idiom's meaning which is "the writing is on the wall" and i just want to make sure that is that the meaning of this idiom which is given below?
"This is the end of the way and there is nothing you can do. It is already happened."
I think there is a certain sense of predestination or inevitability involved. The "writing" is a foretelling.
I usually hear this phrased as 'read the (hand) writing on the wall', which means being able to understand or interpret a warning. There may be some effort involved in interpreting or understanding the true message of the writing.
It's a reference to the biblical story of King Belshazzar's feast, during which a hand appears in midair, writing a phrase on the palace wall. Neither the King nor his cronies could understand the message, until a man named Daniel interpreted it as a warning prophecy foretelling the destruction and dissolution of the kingdom, which soon (like later that same night) came true.
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