hang\ over\ one's\ head

hang\ over\ one's\ head
v. phr.
To be a danger or threat to you. - An overused phrase.

Over Jimmy's head hung the teacher's suspicion that Jimmy had cheated in the final examination.

Death hangs over a bullfighter's head every time he performs.


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  • hang over one's head — {v. phr.} To be a danger or threat to you. An overused phrase. * /Over Jimmy s head hung the teacher s suspicion that Jimmy had cheated in the final examination./ * /Death hangs over a bullfighter s head every time he performs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang over one's head — {v. phr.} To be a danger or threat to you. An overused phrase. * /Over Jimmy s head hung the teacher s suspicion that Jimmy had cheated in the final examination./ * /Death hangs over a bullfighter s head every time he performs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hang over one's head — phrasal : to be an imminent threat or danger to one a charge of treason hung over his head for some time depression and insecurity hanging over the head of the entire nation …   Useful english dictionary

  • over one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. * /Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head./ * /The lesson today was hard; it went over my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. * /Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head./ * /The lesson today was hard; it went over my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over\ one's\ head — adv or adj. phr. 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head. The lesson today was hard; it went over my head. Compare …   Словарь американских идиом

  • head — See: ACID HEAD, BEAT INTO ONE S HEAD, BEAT ONE S HEAD AGAINST A WALL, BIG HEAD, COUNT HEADS, EYES IN THE BACK OF ONE S HEAD, FROM HEAD TO FOOT, GET THROUGH ONE S HEAD, GOOD HEAD ON ONE S SHOULDERS, GO TO ONE S HEAD, HANG ONE S HEAD, HAVE ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head — See: ACID HEAD, BEAT INTO ONE S HEAD, BEAT ONE S HEAD AGAINST A WALL, BIG HEAD, COUNT HEADS, EYES IN THE BACK OF ONE S HEAD, FROM HEAD TO FOOT, GET THROUGH ONE S HEAD, GOOD HEAD ON ONE S SHOULDERS, GO TO ONE S HEAD, HANG ONE S HEAD, HAVE ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head — See: acid head, beat into one s head, beat one s head against a wall, big head, count heads, eyes in the back of one s head, from head to foot, get through one s head, good head on one s shoulders, go to one s head, hang one s head, have one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • head — I n. upper part of the body 1) to nod; shake one s head 2) to bare; bow; drop, hang, lower; lift, raise; move; poke, stick; scratch; toss; turn one s head (to scratch one s head in amazement; to poke one s head around the comer) 3) to hold one s… …   Combinatory dictionary

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