the rest is history

idiom

: what happened next is well-known
A talent scout spotted her behind the counter at a soda fountain and the rest is history.

Examples of the rest is history in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The play goes south, Jacksonville is given life, and the rest is history. Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2023 Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy met while playing fictional love interests in 2006, and the rest is history. Emma Kershaw, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2022 Against all odds Israel won and the rest is history. Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News, 15 May 2023 Gwen was unable to resist this hillbilly’s bone, and the rest is history. Chris Willman, Variety, 12 May 2023 Tom, 66, tweeted his love for the show back in 2011, reached out to Daughtry (who was with WFMU at the time) to offer his support via typewritten letter — and the rest is history. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2023 Who’s Back, played it for Dre, and the rest is history. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2023 And the rest is history: Marshall waved his sitcom-ic magic wand over the whole thing and turned into a Disney princess story while also keeping the prostitute part. Debby Wolfinsohn, EW.com, 4 Jan. 2023 The Saints didn't convert on 3rd-and-1, didn't get a new set of downs to run down the clock … and the rest is history. Charles Curtis, USA TODAY, 6 Dec. 2022 See More

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