have hanging over head

have something hanging over one's head

Fig. to have something bothering or worrying one; to have a deadline worrying one. I keep worrying about my old car breaking down. I hate to have something like that hanging over my head. I have a history paper that is hanging over my head.
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have something hanging over your head

to be worried about something you have to do I hate having all those bills hanging over my head.
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