English version

be a foretaste of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a foretaste of somethingbe a foretaste of somethingSHOW/BE A SIGN OFto be a sign of something more important, more impressive etc that will happen in the future Two wins at the start of the season were a foretaste of things to come. foretaste
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be a foretaste of somethingFor visitors from an urban background, here is a foretaste of paradise ...It was a foretaste of the wages-prices spiral and the increasingly futile chase after higher incomes.Indeed, she is a foretaste of what we shall be getting in these other ships.The violence on the streets was only a foretaste of what was to come.This is a foretaste of what things will be like - if the polls are correct - over the next five years.
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