there's trouble brewing

there's trouble brewing

There is difficulty, danger, or unrest fermenting or expected to arise in the future. According to many inside the region, there's trouble brewing among working-class voters who felt betrayed by the recent legislative change. We sensed that there was trouble brewing, so we got out of the bar before the fight broke out.
See also: brew, trouble

there’s ˈtrouble brewing

(informal) a difficult situation is starting to develop: There’s trouble brewing in the car industry.
See also: brew, trouble
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Elsewhere, there's trouble brewing when Jenny hits the booze again, and in a drunken fury kicks everyone out of The Rovers.
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There's trouble brewing for Bethany, too, who is well and truly under creepy Nathan's spell.
There's trouble brewing for Bethany, too, pictured, who is well and truly under creepy Nathan's spell.
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Meanwhile, it's time for the Barlows to get to know each other but there's trouble brewing.
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There's trouble brewing within the group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), currently the third largest political group in the European Parliament.
When one team negotiates settlements, another works on fraud, and another handles long open claims only, there's trouble brewing. "This approach can stifle skill development and constrains the competency of the entire claims team," says Sabetta.
While Tony Blair and his family sun themselves on holiday in France, there's trouble brewing back at the ranch.
If there's trouble brewing, however, the stats don't reflect it.
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