time bomb

noun

Definition of time bomb

1 :a bomb so made as to explode at a predetermined time
2 :something with a potentially dangerous or detrimental delayed reaction

Examples of time bomb in a Sentence

  1. He's a time bomb getting ready to explode.

  2. If we don't do something about the pollution problem, we'll be sitting on a ticking time bomb.

First Known Use of time bomb

1893

time bomb Synonyms


TIME BOMB Defined for English Language Learners

time bomb

noun

Definition of time bomb for English Language Learners

  • : a bomb that is set to explode at a particular moment

  • : a person or situation that will probably become dangerous or harmful in the future



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