a disaster waiting to happen
Definition of a disaster waiting to happen
: something that will probably have a very bad or tragic result Opponents say the government's policy is a disaster waiting to happen.
Word by Word Definitions
: to stay in place in expectation of : await
: to delay serving (a meal)
: to serve as waiter for
: a state or attitude of watchfulness and expectancy
: one of a band of public musicians in England employed to play for processions or public entertainments
: one of a group who serenade for gratuities especially at the Christmas season
: to come into being or occur as an event, process, or result
: to do, encounter, or attain something by or as if by chance
: to meet or discover something by chance
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