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tinderbox

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1 a potentially explosive place or situation
  • officials sought to calm the situation, which had grown into a tinderbox

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2 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action
  • while the country's prime minister was meeting with the U.S. president, a political tinderbox was igniting at home

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The first known use of tinderbox was in 1530

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“Tinderbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tinderbox. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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