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
  • Analysis
    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)
    1. My result on this test is a good omen for my final exam.
    2. The red clouds at night time are a good sign of sunny weather tomorrow.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Early sales metrics are a good omen for this line of products in the future.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. 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.
    2. The increase in spending is a good omen and a predictor of good sales in the future.
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