Definition of land mine
- Every aspect of this scheme is a potential land mine.
- —Henry A. Kissinger
- a political land mine
parents of teenagers never know when they might set off an emotional land mine
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: a bomb that is buried in the ground and that explodes when someone steps on it or drives over it
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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