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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 out of something

to appear to come out of or penetrate something. A truck suddenly loomed out of the fog and just missed hitting us. A tall building loomed out of the mists.
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loom up

to appear to rise up [from somewhere]; to take form or definition, usually threatening to some degree. A great city loomed up in the distance. It looked threatening in the dusky light. A ghost loomed up, but we paid no attention, since it had to be a joke. The recession loomed up, and the stock market reacted.
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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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References in classic literature ?
And then he nodded pleasantly, and examined the empty loom, for he would not say that he could see nothing.
They pretended they were taking the cloth from the loom, cut with huge scissors in the air, sewed with needles without thread, and then said at last, 'Now the clothes are finished
Accompanied by a select number of officers of the court, among whom were the two honest men who had already admired the cloth, he went to the crafty impostors, who, as soon as they were aware of the Emperor's approach, went on working more diligently than ever; although they still did not pass a single thread through the looms.
All his retinue now strained their eyes, hoping to discover something on the looms, but they could see no more than the others; nevertheless, they all exclaimed, "Oh, how beautiful
replied the old minister, looking at the loom through his spectacles.
The king likewise heard the noise of the shuttle in the loom and the sweet melody of the beautiful woman's song, and then the pleasant voices of herself and the four maidens talking together, with peals of merry laughter intermixed.
She pointed to the web of beautifully-woven cloth in the loom.
Palm-sized weaving looms go anywhere and make just about anything imaginable ranging from fashionable wrist cuffs to full-sized blankets.
Pin Loom Weaving to Go provides step-by-step instructions for some thirty projects that use pin loom weaving; and one of the first ideas to absorb is that these little palm-sized weaving looms can provide lovely results, from full-size blankets to scarves.
It is claimed to be compatible with Rainbow looms and many other loom brands.
HYDERABAD -- Hundreds of owners and workers of Small Units Power Looms Monday staged a protest demonstration here in front of Hyderabad Press Club against the illegal discontinuation of electric of Power Looms Units Tando Adam by by Hyderabad Electric Supply Company.
The company currently operates 10 high-speed looms at its state-of-the-art facility, but this addition is different from the others, being a four-meter Van de Wiele loom.
Around 300 small and bib looms factories were closed in different parts of the city due to which the product had lessened to a great extent.
which consists of shuttle-less 1,332,645 looms representing 38.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- You may have seen them prominently displayed at your local toy shop: loom bands, often sold as rainbow looms.