Definition of the rest is history in English:

the rest is history

phrase

  • Used to indicate that the events succeeding those already related are so well known that they need not be recounted again.

    ‘they teamed up, discovered that they could make music, and the rest is history’
    • ‘That was seized upon as a good smear and the rest is history.’
    • ‘The Lottery gave over £500,000 and the rest is history.’
    • ‘He found a place in Upland Rd, Remuera and the rest is history.’
    • ‘Tom took up the challenge and the rest is history.’
    • ‘The sparks flew immediately, and the rest, well, as they say, the rest is history.’
    • ‘They went to the streets, they celebrated and the rest is history.’
    • ‘Undaunted by the male-dominated music society of her times, she took the music world by storm - and the rest is history.’
    • ‘As it turned out, Jobs introduced the iMac, and the rest is history.’
    • ‘She began her career 13 years ago after drinking a couple of wine coolers, and the rest is history, she said with a giggle.’
    • ‘The books sold ridiculously well, and the rest is history.’