spell trouble

spell trouble

To foreshadow future problems. I'm worried that these dark clouds will spell trouble for our day on the golf course.
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spell trouble

to signify future trouble; to mean trouble. This letter that came today spells trouble. The sky looks angry and dark. That spells trouble.
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That could spell trouble for the state's fast-growing cities and industry.
And the twisting Barcelona circuit will suit the Milton Keynes car's superior handling, which may spell trouble for Mercedes driver Hamilton.
This can spell trouble now when they start going through their husband's text messages.
In what could spell trouble for those involved in dubious conversations, a bench presided over by Justice G.
17 JACKIE BIRD How a hair-raising moment for US secretary of state Hillary Clinton could spell trouble for Barack Obama.
But that could spell trouble for Wolves as Jamaica are hosting the Digicel Caribbean Championship from December 1-17.
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If he does manage to find a further length or two on the clock, such improvement would spell trouble for these more exposed rivals.
Teacher crushes spell trouble only if a teacher or student behaves inappropriately, or if you daydream all through class and flunk tests, Pay more attention to guys your age, especially the ones you've known for years who may have grown three inches since you last looked.
Mobile phones are one of the most popular gifts at Christmas but discarded old handsets spell trouble for the environment.
But Sea Mountain Five LLC, a collaboration of California and Big Island investors, recently proposed building a 2,000-unit resort complex on the beach, and environmentalists fear this could spell trouble for critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles.
The prospect of rising inflation could lead to another rise in interest rates which could spell trouble for households struggling to pay off mortgages, loans and credit card bills.
Ernie Fletcher is not up for re-election until next year, his recent indictment could spell trouble for U.
Swansea University is considering pulling out of the city in a move which could spell trouble for the local economy.
Losing eucalyptus trees could also spell trouble for the island's farming industry.