hang over (one's) head

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hang over (one's) head

To be a source of lingering concern or worry. All these bills are hanging over my head, and I don't get paid for another week. I'm so glad that exam is over—it's been hanging over my head for months.
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hang over somebody’s ˈhead

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hang ˈover somebody

(of a possible problem, etc.) worry somebody: With the threat of job losses hanging over their heads, the staff are all very worried.She can’t enjoy herself with all these financial problems hanging over her.
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