Examples of tinderbox in a Sentence
That old house is really a tinderbox.
the city has been a tinderbox ever since racial profiling became an issue
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Managing in the major leagues with a tinderbox bullpen is excruciating.
The Blue Devils have signed the top three recruits in America, but despite the talent those are teenagers who could get rattled in a 7,039-seat tinderbox. 2.
The Israelis don't want part of this particular fight given all the complexities of the people who are on the ground in Syria and the different alliances, just what a tinderbox that could cause out here.
King’s murder on April 4, 1968, on a motel balcony in Memphis silenced the civil rights movement's most persuasive, gifted and foresighted leader and lit tinderboxes across the country.
Rakhine State, with its majority Rakhine Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, has long been an ethnic tinderbox.
As the war with Islamic State heated up, Iraq became a tinderbox of crisscrossing rivalries and sectarian tensions.
Then came the blazing-hot summer, when the rain abruptly stopped, turning Oregon into a wildfire tinderbox, leaving much of the state shrouded in smoke and gasping for breath.
Another tinderbox is Syria, where again, Putin’s adventurism clashes with American military strategy.
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moment of truth, point of no return;
TINDERBOX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tinderbox for English Language Learners
: a box that holds material that can be used to start a fire easily : a container for tinder
: a structure that would burn very quickly if it caught on fire
: a place or situation that could suddenly become very violent
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