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loom large

To seem imminent and cause worry or unease. We all started working much faster once the deadline loomed large on the horizon.
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loom large (on the horizon)

Cliché to be of great importance, especially when referring to an upcoming problem, danger, or threat. The exams were looming large on the horizon. Eviction was looming large when the tenants could not pay their rent.
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loom large

Appear imminent in a threatening, magnified form. For example, The possibility of civil war loomed large on the horizon, or Martha wanted to take it easy for a week, but the bar exam loomed large. This term employs loom in the sense of "come into view," a usage dating from the late 1500s.
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ˌloom ˈlarge

(of an important problem, event, etc.) approach and seem worrying or frightening: With the local elections looming large, the Conservative party is beginning to look nervous.In your last year of school, public exams loom very large in your mind.
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The gardener-groom vanishes, and appears again on the water, looming large in a boat.
And with Sunday's must-win trip to Blackburn looming large, midfielder Fletcher said: "We've got five games to go and we're still fighting for the title.
WITH Royal Ascot looming large, the Queen's colours were carried to a timely success as Firestreak proved a hot proposition on his racecourse debut at Sandown.
Coverage of the clash at The Shay, where the visitors need the points to maintain their play-off charge, while the hosts will be equally desperate for success with the threat of relegation looming large.
Yet looming large on the horizon are reimbursement freezes and payment cuts driven by increasing size of our national debt.
REVEILLEZ failed to make the most of the 10lb he was receiving from Billyvoddan at Leicester, and after looming large on the run-in, when his price hit a low of 1.
2-litre Chrysler Crossfire is a tad too slow fear not, for a supercharged version is looming large.
With the trend of so much of Quebec's cinematic production looming large (we are fond of heavy period pieces in this province, forever looking over our shoulders to dire, high--collared times of rural oppressiveness), what viewers are led to expect on first impression is a tale of darkness and moral foreboding.
In spite of the upbeat forecasting about PPS and its potential positive impact on profitability by government officials and self-proclaimed industry leaders, the mood of my staff spiraled from mild concern to abject fear, with professional depression looming large in the background.
As house prices continue to rocket in Northern Ireland the threat of a housing crisis is looming large.
and in San Francisco, USA, the day in question is looming large.