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time bomb

noun
     
Related topics: Weapons, Bombs and Terrorism
time bomb [countable]
1PMWSCB a bomb that is set to explode at a particular time
2 a situation that is likely to become a very serious problem:
Cutting down the rainforest is an environmental time bomb.

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