He had this air of finality hanging over him like a piano on a wire.
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Imagine what that would feel like- you'd be worried about it falling.
Damocles had similar anxiety.
(For a few years before my company finally managed to get rid of me, I tried to popularize the word 'sub-Damoclean'; it didn't catch on though.)
Can I just say ... I'll get my coat.