the shape of things to come

noun phrase

: what the future is going to be like
the shape of things to come in the publishing industry

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“The shape of things to come.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20shape%20of%20things%20to%20come. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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