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