date with destiny

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date with destiny ‎(plural dates with destiny)

  1. (idiomatic) An inevitable future event or encounter, especially one which is likely to be momentous.
    • 1936, ""I Preach"," Time, 10 Aug:
      The American people want no rendezvous with a destiny plotted on blueprints in a Washington office. When they have a date with destiny they want to know what the lady looks like.
    • 2002, Ian Black, "The arrival of the euro: their money, our future?," Guardian Unlimited (UK), 1 Jan.:
      So much has been said about Europe's long-awaited date with destiny that it was hard to sort out the predictable hyperbole from the reality.