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  1. time bomb, ticking bomb(noun)

    a problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed

    "India is a demographic time bomb"; "the refugee camp is a ticking bomb waiting to go off"

    Synonyms:
    ticking bomb, infernal machine

  2. time bomb, infernal machine(noun)

    a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time

    Synonyms:
    ticking bomb, infernal machine

How to use time bomb in a sentence?

  1. Ed Markey:

    Every single one of these Takata air bags could be a ticking time bomb.

  2. Arthur L Caplan:

    The use of fetuses as organ and tissue donors is a ticking time bomb of bioethics.

  3. Sharon Allen:

    These are mentally unstable people and there's not enough nurses, we do have a ticking time bomb.

  4. Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala:

    Grassroots stimulus through consumption is not the answer, stimulus through personal debt is just a time bomb. The benefit will be short lived, and the payback painful.

  5. Vlado Azinovic:

    We are seeing a completely new generation of children who were raised on the battlefield or near the battlefield, they are like a time bomb for any country they may end up in.


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