Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
a good (sign/omen)
a good signa good omen
1) a lucky sign or something which could be considered an indication of future good performance or outcome
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a good sign/omen of things to come
A good omen could be something superstitious considered to be a good or lucky sign, or a physical indication of a positive outcome in the future. You can use the terms 'good sign' or 'good omen' interchangeably, but 'omen' has a more superstitious or symbolic feel to it. You might think of it as more poetic. Generally, you say 'a sign OF', but 'an omen FOR'.
Social Examples (Basic)
My result on this test is a good omen for my final exam.
The red clouds at night time are a good sign of sunny weather tomorrow.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Early sales metrics are a good omen for this line of products in the future.
Professional Examples (Advance)
The client's positive response should not be taken as a good omen for a productive agreement. We still have a lot of work to do.
The increase in spending is a good omen and a predictor of good sales in the future.
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