From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsee something comingsee something comingPREDICTto realize that there is going to be a problem before it actually happensJohn’s going to have a lot of trouble with him. You can see it coming. →see
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see something coming• Jason saw the stock market crash coming and sold most of his shares.• Everyone had seen the layoffs coming, but nobody could do anything to stop them.• Then one day she just walked out -- I suppose I should have seen it coming really.