a disaster waiting to happen

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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.

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“A disaster waiting to happen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20disaster%20waiting%20to%20happen. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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