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minefield

noun
     
Related topics: Bombs and Terrorism
mineā€§field
1 [countable]SCB an area where a lot of bombs have been hidden just below the ground or under water:
They realized they had wandered into a minefield.
2 [singular] a situation in which there are a lot of dangers and difficulties, and it is difficult to make the right decision:
Choosing the right school can be a bit of a minefield.
minefield of
The new Administration has to pick its way through the minefield of legislation.
legal/financial/political etc minefield
The legalisation of cannabis is a political minefield.

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