loom large

loom large

To seem imminent and cause worry or unease. We all started working much faster once the deadline loomed large on the horizon.
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loom large (on the horizon)

Cliché to be of great importance, especially when referring to an upcoming problem, danger, or threat. The exams were looming large on the horizon. Eviction was looming large when the tenants could not pay their rent.
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loom large

Appear imminent in a threatening, magnified form. For example, The possibility of civil war loomed large on the horizon, or Martha wanted to take it easy for a week, but the bar exam loomed large. This term employs loom in the sense of "come into view," a usage dating from the late 1500s.
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ˌloom ˈlarge

(of an important problem, event, etc.) approach and seem worrying or frightening: With the local elections looming large, the Conservative party is beginning to look nervous.In your last year of school, public exams loom very large in your mind.
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Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], June 17 (ANI): Clouds of suspense loom large on whether or not Telangana Chief Minister and TRS president Chandrashekhar Rao will attend a meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss "one nation, one election" and few other important issues on Wednesday.
Summary: Disorder and chaos loom large in Spain today.
Despite his absence from the series, Mayall continues to loom large, as Dan spends much of this run attempting to step from out of his dad's shadow and finally grow up - a task which is far easier said than done for a fortysomething with the mental age younger than that of the children he teaches.
Given how Scotland's relationship with the union will also loom large, we also ask that Wales is not an afterthought, but has a place at the table too for the sake of our economy, finances and own position within Great Britain.
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The collapse of property prices nationwide has given rise to two basic principles of home buying, both of which loom large in South Florida.
She hasn't been too fluent at the traps, but provided she avoids serious crowding, she can loom large approaching the third turn and put the race to bed by edging clear from that point.
Just like every Scottish golfer over the past 15 years, Forsyth has operated under the not inconsiderable shadow of Monty which will once again loom large at the Barclay's Scottish Open.
Although her parents loom large in Achsa's life, they are, thankfully, secondary characters in the story and so their joint cliched existence doesn't make much of a dent in the emotive power of the novel.
The swarms loom large in the lore of the American West, but scientists hadn't worked out the dynamics of what keeps the insects on the move, says Stephen Simpson of the University of Sydney in Australia.
Nowhere in the press release for Kelly's show does the word "feminism" appear, but not because it doesn't loom large in the exhibition.
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That piece of legislation was granted its second reading last week amid a storm of controversy and continued to loom large in today's debate.
Although the density of the analysis and repetitiousness of some arguments will make this book accessible only to specialists and advanced students, The Family on Trial will loom large in discussions about the history of the revolution.