trouble is brewing

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trouble is brewing

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

 and There is trouble brewing.
Fig. Trouble is developing. Trouble's brewing at the office. I have to get there early tomorrow. There is trouble brewing in the government. The prime minister may resign.
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Banwen gained the trophy for the first time and deserved it, but were so pumped up, that it was soon obvious trouble was brewing as they would not yield an inch to their more senior opponents.
She had just begun a successful career as a solo performer in the border area between dance, mime, and cabaret when Hitler happened, causing her to leave Germany -- not because of any personal harassment (she was neither Jewish nor communist), but because she sensed that trouble was brewing. In Prague she joined the famous cabaret troupe The Peppermill, headed by Erika and Klaus Mann, proceeding from there to Zurich and, finally, to New York and elsewhere in America, where performances flopped and the company disbanded.