hanging (over)

present participle of hang (over)
as in threatening
to remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on as long as the possibility of having to move again was hanging over them, the family couldn't really settle in

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“Hanging (over).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hanging%20%28over%29. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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