have (all) the markings of

idiom

chiefly US
: to have the qualities or features of (something)
They have all the markings of a championship team.
a movie that has all the markings of a big hit

Examples of have (all) the markings of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deaths do not have the markings of a murder-suicide, and officers are investigating the incident as a murder, Deputy Chief Chris Burne of the Romeoville Police Department said during a news conference on Monday. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 20 Sep. 2023 Even Monday, Benedict XVI didn’t have all the markings of a pontiff. Stefano Pitrelli, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2023

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“Have (all) the markings of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28all%29%20the%20markings%20of. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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