powder keg noun
: a small container that is used to hold gunpowder
: a place or situation that is likely to become dangerous or violent soon
: a small usually metal cask for holding gunpowder or blasting powder
: something liable to explode
Examples of POWDER KEG
- Political instability has made the region a powder keg.
- <the immigration bill has become a political powder keg for legislators on both sides of the aisle>
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