history is on someone's side

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used to say that it is a good thing for someone that the fact that something happened in the past means it will likely happen againThey believe that they will succeed because history is on their side.

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“History is on someone's side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/history%20is%20on%20someone%27s%20side. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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