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hang heavy

1. To be very noticeable and displeasing. This usage usually refers to something that is not tangible, such as a quality or feeling. Tension hung heavy in the air after Kiki made her accusation.
2. To cause someone to feel uneasy. Guilt hung heavy on me after I called out of work to go to a concert.
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hang/lie ˈheavy (on somebody/something)


1 (of a feeling or something in the air) be very noticeable in a particular place in a way that is unpleasant: Smoke lay heavy on the far side of the water.Despair hangs heavy on the air.
2 make somebody/something feel uncomfortable or anxious: The crime lay heavy on her conscience.
See also: hang, heavy, lie
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Sunday night isn't the best night to go to a gig, as the doom and gloom of the impending Monday morning often hangs heavy over the proceedings, but this was a special night in a special venue which Liverpool should feel proud to have.
Service of our tour driver Norfolk Gardens & The Lavender Harvest 6th & 11th July 2011 3 days from pounds 185 Visit England''s premier lavender farm at a time when the scent of lavender hangs heavy in the air and butterfl ies dance above fields of bright purple flowers.
Right now, shadow of Birmingham where 18 children have died from neglect or abuse in the last handful of years, 16 of the mites known to our Social Services hangs heavy Birmingham House.
STOP AND WONDER Rolling softly from the hills in clouds of morning dew For night time still hangs heavy on the sweet-scented heather new Across the quiet streams the gold shining light Of the first golden sunbeams of early morning light The great glens that sit so silent in dark water lies Yet shining green black mirrors that open up to clear blue skies The small deer stand their ground as they feed and gently play But welcome the new warmth with the coming of the day The sun now raising high the birdsong fills the air With the soft sweet summer breeze that seems to blow away your cares The mountains in all splendour across the valleys green Just has to make you stop and wonder at all the beauty that lives within.
The spectre of Casper's death hangs heavy over the club, but everyone hopes to put last year's tragedy behind them.
An air of cool urgency hangs heavy in the stifling and sweatstained air.
She's another woman who feels she's living the wrong life, and the oppressiveness of it all hangs heavy in the air.
Some seemingly basic information is omitted: Although the image of AIDS hangs heavy on these pages, Kooden never addresses the issue of how men who were disabled before protease inhibitors and are now healthy can find the strength to cross that emotional and physical barrier and return to work at middle age.
The past hangs heavy on our hands: filmmakers still flock for locations to South Coast resorts, as though such places - Worthing, Brighton, Hastings, with their demotic piers and promenades, their Art Deco sun shelters and marina cafes - retained in their history a truer British spirit than does the world of today.
Mumbai The dancing peacocks of Morachi Chincholi village near Pune continue to beckon Mumbai and Pune residents wanting to get away from the urban chaos that hangs heavy over their cities during the monsoon.
I recommend this part of the restaurant because the smell of grilled salmon hangs heavy on the air inside ( the hotel needs to get its ventilation right), and moreover, you may be tempted to practise putting at the mini golf course or, if you're so inclined, eye the women in stringy bikinis at the pool.
JOHN WARD insists the burden of expectation hangs heavy on his Carlisle side ahead of tonight's Coca-Cola League One play-off semi-final second-leg clash with Leeds.