history is on someone's side

idiom

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 again
They believe that they will succeed because history is on their side.

Dictionary Entries Near history is on someone's side

history

history is on someone's side

historyless

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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 18 Jul. 2024.

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