be upon

be upon (someone or something)

To be looming or have recently begun. Let's meet soon—once the back-to-school rush is upon us, we won't have any free time.
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be upon

v.
To be imminent or just beginning to have an effect on someone or something: Winter is upon us, so we'd better be ready to shovel lots of snow.
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As I read the line "Let his blood be upon us and upon our children" with the rest of the assembly, it triggered a reaction that has remained with me ever since: I didn't mean those words, and it seemed unsuitable that the rite should lead me to speak them.