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English definition of “a cloud hanging over sb”

a cloud hanging over sb

a situation or future event that makes you worry or feel unhappy: When you're waiting for an operation, you feel like there's a cloud hanging over you.
(Definition of a cloud hanging over sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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