sign of the times

a sign of the times
something that signifies the situation evident in the current times. •

Your neighbor's unmowed grass is just a sign of the times. Nobody really cares any longer.

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{n. phr.} A characteristic of the times in which one lives. * /It is a sad sign of the times that all the major lakes and rivers are badly polluted and fish in them are poisoned./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Sign o' the Times — or Sign “☮” the Times may refer to: * Sign o the Times (album), a 1987 album by Prince * Sign o the Times (song), a single from the album of the same name * Sign o the Times (film), a 1987 film written and directed by Prince …   Wikipedia

  • Sign o’ the Times — bezeichnet: Sign o’ the Times (Album), ein Musikalbum des Sängers Prince aus dem Jahr 1987 Sign o’ the Times (Film), ein Film des Sängers Prince aus dem Jahr 1987 Sign o’ the Times (Lied), ein Lied des Sängers Prince aus dem Jahr 1987 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sign of the Times — est le quatrième album du groupe The Rubettes sorti en juin 1976. Liste des titres Face A  Sign Of The Times Dancing In The Rain You re The Only Girl On My Island The Way You Live Not Now My Dear Face B  You re The Reason Why I Think I… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sign 'O' The Times — Prince – Sign o’ the Times Veröffentlichung 31. März 1987 Label Paisley Park Format(e) CD, LP, MC Genre(s) Soul, Funk, Rock, Dance Anzahl der Titel 16 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sign 'o' the Times — Prince – Sign o’ the Times Veröffentlichung 31. März 1987 Label Paisley Park Format(e) CD, LP, MC Genre(s) Soul, Funk, Rock, Dance Anzahl der Titel 16 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sign O' The Times — Prince – Sign o’ the Times Veröffentlichung 31. März 1987 Label Paisley Park Format(e) CD, LP, MC Genre(s) Soul, Funk, Rock, Dance Anzahl der Titel 16 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sign\ of\ the\ times — n. phr. A characteristic of the times in which one lives. It is a sad sign of the times that all the major lakes and rivers are badly polluted and fish in them are poisoned …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sign of the times —    This expression refers to something that shows the nature of today s society.     The rising level of violence is a sign of the times …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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