be a [crisis etc.] in the making

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be a [crisis/disaster etc.] in the making

if something is a crisis, disaster etc. in the making, it is likely to develop into that thing What we're witnessing here is a disaster in the making.
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Micawber's troubles had come to a crisis at last, I thought it quite a paradise.
I only bought it because Munny was present, and I wanted to get fifty thousand dollars out of him, to meet this crisis.
The crisis which I then felt to be approaching has now arrived, but in a form a hundred times more extensive and unexpected than I had looked for.
The story of the recent Cretan crisis, as told in the A.
the crisis -- The danger is past, And the lingering illness Is over at last -- And the fever called "Living" Is conquered at last.
Thereupon she began to plod back along the road by which she had come not altogether full of hope, but full of a conviction that a crisis in her life was approaching.
But I must run away now--I have no end of work now--it's a crisis--a political crisis, you know.
But for the moment it appeared to me a tremendous crisis, and I listened as the minister of justice read his communication, with a thrill which lost itself in the interest I suddenly felt in the plundered author.
He paused, out of breath, and Trent remained silent; he knew very well that he was face to face with a great crisis.
Over his features played an eager desire to state the amount of his valor in a similar crisis, but the narrator proceeded.
The crisis in my own fortunes came simultaneously with great crises in society.
or would the domestic crisis get the better of Sir Patrick?
Just at this crisis, as though she comprehended all this agitation regarding herself, the moon shone forth with serene splendor, eclipsing by her intense illumination all the surrounding lights.
Branca's letter as "small foreign firms;" and they had produced the serious financial crisis in the affairs of the great house in Austin Friars, which had hurried Turlington up to London.
She took her time, or perhaps let time take her, and when the crisis did come all was ready.