the rest is history

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the rest is history

  1. (idiomatic) An indication that one does not need to continue narrating a story as the subsequent events are assumed to be well-known.
    Sarah and I got married back in 1956 and the rest is history.
    • 2009, Andrew Stellman; Jennifer Greene, quoting Tim O'Reilly, Beautiful Teams: Inspiring and Cautionary Tales from Veteran Team Leaders, O'Reilly Media, →ISBN, page 4:
      And we said, “We're all going to agree on one name, and we're all going to start using it.” We voted on “sourceware” versus “open source,” and “open source” won. We had the press conference at five, and the rest is history.