Used to refer to a threatening situation of instability in international relations: the war clouds were looming
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- It looks like just as monsoon clouds gather, the war clouds are dispersing.
- As the war clouds over India and Pakistan begin to drift away, we can perhaps afford the luxury of turning our attention to less life-threatening issues.
- As war clouds gather in the hellish heat of summer, and the Kashmir tragedy continues to unfold, it is worth pondering the state of affairs we find ourselves in.
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