English version

death trap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeath trapˈdeath trap noun [countable] informal  DANGEROUSa vehicle, building, piece of equipment etc that is in very bad condition and might injure or kill someone A car with tires in this condition is simply a death trap.
Examples from the Corpus
death trapAny room with sealed-unit double glazing and only an opening top light could be a death trap.Every area he tells us is secure turns out to be a death trap.Fire broke out in an old, litter-strewn stand which soon became a death trap in which fifty-six people perished.The whole lake was a death trap for birds.You've made a bloody death trap on the stairs.The house looked like a real death trap.
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