past tense of overhang
as in threatened
to remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on the problem of how he might be able to afford sending his children to college has been overhanging him for several years

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“Overhung.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overhung. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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