this sentence is from my textbook. but I can't find the expression "under cloud" on the internet, the writer want to express "someone is withering" . So I am not sure It's a Chinglish ?Do you have a specific question about the sentence, blackantt? Are you asking about the phrase "under cloud," for example, or about the verb tense at the end?
not be trusted or popular because people think you have done something bad: The cabinet minister left office under a cloud after a fraud scandal.
I don't think so. Perhaps I'm showing my age but I'm surprised that the expression has not been recognized here as meaning "gloomy."I wonder if he/she means under the weather.