collision course


Definition of collision course

: a course (as of moving bodies or antithetical philosophies) that will result in collision or conflict if continued unaltered

Examples of collision course in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web King/Drew is on a collision course to meet Crenshaw for the Coliseum League championship. Los Angeles Times, 10 Jan. 2022 However, Phoenix and Golden State appear to be on a collision course. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 6 Jan. 2022 Georgia, the defensive mammoth, and Alabama, the perennial juggernaut, seemed to be on a collision course to the top of college football all season. New York Times, 1 Jan. 2022 The sale -- which would involve the most advanced US weaponry ever transferred to an Arab state -- has been on a collision course since then, with US politicians raising concerns about the deal. CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 The advantage of having an early warning if an asteroid is on a collision course is that only a tiny shift in trajectory would be needed to save the day—and the DART mission is a dry run at doing that. Ramin Skibba, Wired, 23 Nov. 2021 High demand for goods triggered by service-sector shutdowns and by supportive monetary and fiscal policy that was rolled out last year was on a collision course with a global supply chain that had effectively had sand poured into its gears. NBC News, 27 Dec. 2021 Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers Randall Mindy and Kate Dibiasky, who stumble upon a comet that’s on a collision course with Earth, but then have trouble getting anyone to take the threat seriously. Amit Katwala, Wired, 20 Dec. 2021 With new scientific advances on the horizon - including artificial wombs in which fetuses could be grown outside the body - some wonder if we are headed to a point where Roe’s viability framework is on a collision course with modern medicine. Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of collision course

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of collision course was in 1944

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Last Updated

16 Jan 2022

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“Collision course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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