on a collision course

Definition of on a collision course

  1. :  moving so as to crash into each other if one or the other does not change direction The two airplanes were on a collision course. —often + with The comet was on a collision course with the planet. —often used figuratively The government's policies are putting us on a collision course with economic disaster.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an act or instance of colliding :  clash

    :  an encounter between particles (as atoms or molecules) resulting in exchange or transformation of energy

  1. :  the act or action of moving in a path from point to point

    :  the path over which something moves or extends: such as

    :  racecourse

  1. :  to follow close upon :  pursue

    :  to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

    :  to cause (dogs) to run (as after game)

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