trouble spot


: a place where violence or war often happens

Examples of trouble spot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hard to imagine anyone just ignoring an IRS letter that flags a potential trouble spot involving fraud or ID theft. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 30 Aug. 2023 The changes seek to increase diversity in the field, ramp up oversight on agreements between marijuana businesses and municipalities — a chronic trouble spot for the young industry — and move closer to social pot consumption sites. Sam Drysdale,, 11 Aug. 2023 The state Department of Conservation and Recreation wrote on social media last week that the road is another trouble spot for truckers. Globe Staff,, 8 Sep. 2023 Another trouble spot could be state disability determination services, which make medical decisions on whether people applying for Social Security disability payments qualify for them, Romig said. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2023 Apartment buildings, long considered a real-estate haven, are emerging as the next major trouble spot in the beleaguered commercial-property world. Konrad Putzier, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2023 Haselton said the trouble spot is on the south side of Ohio 82, about 500 feet east of North Akins. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2023 Problems are also popping up in another perennial trouble spot: the nation’s enormous and opaque shadow banking sector. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 14 Aug. 2023 Before that, a different coastal slope failed in September 2021 and again in 2022 two miles south of the current trouble spot. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 July 2023 See More

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“Trouble spot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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