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spell trouble/disaster/danger etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspell trouble/disaster/danger etcspell trouble/disaster/danger etcSHOW/BE A SIGN OFif a situation or action spells trouble etc, it makes you expect trouble etc The lack of rain could spell disaster for farmers. spell
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spell trouble/disaster/danger etcAfter all, one case of the trots hardly spells disaster.Troubling developments For the reference-service industry, these developments spell trouble.However, other investors said a difficult Diet session could spell trouble for bonds in the medium-term.Staff here say that would spell disaster for hundreds of alcoholics.Delegated authority without a meaningful consultation process would spell disaster for teacher morale, motivation, commitment and hence effectiveness.
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