The British Idiom – Under a Cloud
Definition of Under a Cloud
To be under a cloud is to be in disgrace for something you have done or are thought to have done. You can also be under a cloud if you are suspected of having done something wrong. When we leave somewhere under a cloud, we are leaving in disgrace.
Examples of Usage of Under a Cloud
Many Spanish politicians are now leaving office under a cloud after many corruption cases have come to light. Mike bought himself a new car a week after a lot of money went missing from the firm. Nobody could prove any connection, but it left Mike under a cloud as far as everyone was concerned.
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