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war clouds are gathering

(also clouds of war are gathering) literary If you say that war ​clouds are ​gathering over a ​particularcountry, you ​mean that a war ​seemsincreasinglylikely there: It was the 1930s and war ​clouds were ​gathering on the ​horizon in ​Europe.
(Definition of war clouds are gathering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “war clouds are gathering”
in Chinese (Simplified) 战争阴云, 战争的预兆…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰爭陰雲, 戰爭的預兆…
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