One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A solid globe of glass or rock crystal, used by fortune-tellers and clairvoyants for crystal-gazing.
- ‘Of course everyone wants us to pull out the old crystal ball and say what the next 50 years will bring.’
- ‘Looking back, it amazes me how he could gaze into his crystal ball and see a future for the football team that practically everyone else felt was fanciful.’
- ‘So, break out the dice, the tarot cards and the crystal ball, and let's see what Madame Fate has in store for us, what?’
- ‘She looked across the room to her table and saw that her crystal ball was covered.’
- ‘It didn't take a crystal ball to predict that coffee would take off as higher quality brews became available to the public.’
- ‘Don't you wish you could look into a crystal ball and see what the future holds?’
- ‘A common image of such is the fortune-teller with her crystal ball.’
- ‘He's sitting at a table, staring at a crystal ball, hoping to see something that he hasn't seen before.’
- ‘Maia looked down at the crystal ball and ran her hands across it, studying the swirling surface.’
- ‘Sometimes it seems like you may as well be gazing into a crystal ball, or going to see a fortune teller.’
- ‘Of course, no one has a crystal ball to predict which companies are most likely to be takeover targets.’
- ‘I do not have a crystal ball, but it's pretty normal that, when a team changes ownership, the new bosses want to bring in their people.’
- ‘So, does she have a crystal ball, which tells her where she is heading?’
- ‘I'm not sure that my crystal ball is any less foggy than others who are making predictions.’
- ‘I want you to look in your crystal ball, though, and lay out the various possible scenarios.’
- ‘Mary went to a fortune teller and after gazing into a crystal ball for some time she advised her.’
- ‘He then turned to a back shelf and brought down a large crystal ball and set it in the middle of his desk table.’
- ‘He spat at the floor and threw the crystal ball furiously down to the ground.’
- ‘The trouble is we can't tell without a crystal ball what you're going to be.’
- ‘But you didn't need a crystal ball to predict this would happen - it is written in the Agreement itself.’
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