hang over

intransitive verb
: to remain to be handled or completed (as of unfinished business at the end of a meeting)

the meeting adjourned and left the plans hanging over

let the case hang over for the new administration — Time

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hang over
1. To project over or lean out from
2. (of an unresolved problem, decision, etc) to overshadow, threaten
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Main Entry:hang

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ˈhang ˌover [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hang over he/she/it hangs over present participle hanging over past tense hung over past participle hung over] phrasal verb
if something hangs over you, you worry about it or feel upset about it

The threat of homelessness hangs over hundreds of families.

A sense of doom hung over the town.

Thesaurus: to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym to make someone worried or nervoussynonym
Main entry: hang

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hang over [phrasal verb]
hang over (someone) : to be a threat or danger to (someone) : to cause (someone) to feel worried or guilty

They are glad that the deadline is no longer hanging over them.

I can't relax with that test hanging over my head. [=I can't relax until after I take that test]

— see also hangover
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Main Entry:hang

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hang over — index project (extend beyond) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • hang over — {v.} 1. To be going to happen to; threaten. * /Great trouble hangs over the little town because its only factory has closed down./ 2. To remain to be finished or settled. * /The committee took up the business that hung over from its last… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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