a sign of the times

noun phrase

Definition of a sign of the times

: something that shows the kinds of things that are happening, popular, important, etc., in a culture at a particular period in history Having metal detectors in schools is a sign of the times.

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“A sign of the times.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20sign%20of%20the%20times. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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