Definition of minefield
1 : an area (as of water or land) set with mines
2 : something resembling a minefield especially in having many dangers or requiring extreme caution a political minefield
Examples of minefield in a Sentence
This issue is a political minefield.
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Some navigate the whole minefield with more aplomb than others.
While that panel was a minefield of rancor — Democrats accused Republicans of using the investigation simply to hurt former secretary of State Hillary Clinton politically — Gowdy said the two men have maintained an honest and open relationship.
The next CEO will have to navigate a political, business, and legal minefield: At the executive level, there are multiple fires that need immediate addressing.
Perry tried to take a safe path through the minefield, promising to explore every alternative to ending the deadlock.
Washington could impose secondary sanctions on individuals and companies organizing tours to North Korea, many of which are based in China, the U.K. and U.S., though that would be a legal minefield.
The stakes are high and Macron, a political neophyte navigating a political minefield, must rely on an untested new array of National Assembly members, many of whom are political neophytes, too.
The government has set the ambitious goal of clearing all the country’s known minefields by 2023, but that looks increasingly unattainable, especially since armed groups are actively planting new roadside bombs.
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First Known Use of minefield
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Definition of minefield for English Language Learners
: an area of land or water that contains mines (sense 2)
: something that has many dangers or risks
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