Old timers have an expression, “Thar’s lightning in the air,” that is used to describe a volatile situation with the possibility of imminent danger very real. Kinda like when you come home from the bar a little too late and notice the living room lights are on, meaning someone is up and waiting for you.

Maybe you’ll get lucky and it will only be the cops instead of your spouse.

I hate it when the air truly is full of lightning on account of it scares the heck out of me. It’s not lightning that’s scary. It’s the impending probability of being struck with a lightning bolt that’s scary.

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