time bomb


time bomb

noun

: a bomb that is set to explode at a particular moment

: a person or situation that will probably become dangerous or harmful in the future

Full Definition of TIME BOMB

1
:  a bomb so made as to explode at a predetermined time
2
:  something with a potentially dangerous or detrimental delayed reaction

Examples of TIME BOMB

  1. He's a time bomb getting ready to explode.
  2. If we don't do something about the pollution problem, we'll be sitting on a ticking time bomb.

First Known Use of TIME BOMB

1893

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