From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsign of the timessign of the timesSIGN/INDICATIONsomething that shows how people live nowIt’s just a sign of the times that many children have mobile phones. →sign
Examples from the Corpus
sign of the times• At the time, I took this decay merely as a sign of the times.• But in a sign of the times, ArmyChiefGen.• That we owe this to the vast reach of cyberspace is indeed a sign of the times.• Is this a sign of the times?• It was a sign of the times. 1956.• This is a real sign of the times and completely eclipses globalfears about ecology or famine.• But Reagan read the signs of the times.