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Handwriting is on the wall


Obvious truth. Publicly known. Imagine see a message written very large on the wall so you cannot ignore it.  (Compare to Clear as the nose on your face or Shot across the bow.)

“Our printing business has steadily declined for many years, I’ll soon have to close the doors because I can see the handwriting on the wall.”

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