dark cloud on the horizon

dark cloud on the horizon

An omen that something bad or problematic will happen in the near future. Financial analysts believe that the sudden drop in oil prices points to a dark cloud on the horizon for the national economy.
See also: cloud, dark, horizon, on
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'Since the PEZA and BOI data predicts future FDI inflows, this data, unless reversed, could indicate a dark cloud on the horizon,' AmCham said.
If there is a dark cloud on the horizon, that cloud could very well settle over Washington.
But there may be a dark cloud on the horizon in the shape of the high tuition fees.
The couple tend an allotment and look forward to a cosy retirement - the only dark cloud on the horizon is Gerri's lonely work colleague Mary (Lesley Manville), who continually pops round to share her woes.
Paperwork then was minimal, though there was a dark cloud on the horizon, the size of a fist, that threatened more.
The one dark cloud on the horizon is the delay in starting a vaccination programme.