English version

an accident waiting to happen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishan accident waiting to happenan accident waiting to happenused about a situation in which an accident is likely to happen because no one is trying to prevent it πŸ”Š The boats are being left to drift; it’s an accident waiting to happen. β†’ accident
Examples from the Corpus
an accident waiting to happenβ€’ A student helicopter pilot wallowing around in a hover in a tight clearing is an accident waiting to happen.β€’ Another way of putting it would be that the dollar is an accident waiting to happen.β€’ Unless, of course, it was an accident waiting to happen.β€’ People living near the site say it was an accident waiting to happen.β€’ Mr Stewart said that there was an accident waiting to happen and he feared lives would be lost.
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