taste of things to come

idiom

: something (such as a brief experience) that is the first of similar things to follow
That first storm was just a taste of things to come.

Examples of taste of things to come in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of a one-off, Jan. 6 might just be a bad taste of things to come, with the peaceful transfer of power — the foundation of our election system and an exemplar to the world — becoming just another artifact of a political time gone by. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 In a taste of things to come, Quidax cut salaries in July. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 30 Nov. 2022 In what Ukraine warned was a taste of things to come for Russia’s military, at least eight Russian warplanes were wrecked last week in a series of explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea. Andrew Higgins, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2022 That may just be a taste of things to come. Dallas News, 21 Feb. 2022 Big leveraged buyouts are back, and this year’s crop might just be a taste of things to come. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, 28 Nov. 2021 Call it a taste of things to come. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 15 Nov. 2021 But that’s only a small taste of things to come. Chris Smith, BGR, 2 Nov. 2021 Three discrete events, a taste of things to come: ExxonMobil XOM and Chevron CVX lost shareholder votes related to their strategy for climate change, while Shell lost a court case in the Netherlands that will require it to speed up its emissions reductions. Wood MacKenzie, Forbes, 3 June 2021 See More

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“Taste of things to come.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taste%20of%20things%20to%20come. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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