a storm is brewing

a storm is brewing

There is difficulty, danger, or unrest fermenting or expected to arise in the future. According to many inside the region, a storm is brewing among working-class voters who felt betrayed by the recent legislative change. We sensed that a storm was brewing, so we got out of the bar before the fight broke out.
See also: brew, storm
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If one knows a storm is brewing, but takes no measures to prepare for it, when the storm hits, who is to blame for the damage?