Synonyms of 'hang over something or someone'
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If a worrying or threatening situation or event is looming, it seems likely to happen soon.
The threat of renewed civil war looms.
If you are menaced by someone, they threaten to harm you.
She is being menaced by her sister's boyfriend.
If something unpleasant threatens to happen, it seems likely to happen.
Plants must be covered with a leaf mould if frost threatens.
be in the air
be in the offing
hang over someone's head
Thesaurus for hang over something or someone from the Collins English Thesaurus