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Idioms

under a cloud

This page is about the idiom under a cloud

Meaning

If someone is under a cloud, they are suspected of having done something wrong.

For example

  • Ever since the rumours of corruption started, the president has been under a cloud and he probably won't win another election.

  • Henry has been under a cloud since the money disappeared and he bought a new car.

Quick Quiz

If someone is under a cloud, they might

a. take an umbrella in case it rains

b. try to prove they're innocent

c. stop and wait until it passes
a) take an umbrella in case it rains b) try to prove they're innocent c) stop and wait until it passes

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Contributor: Matt Errey


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