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TICKING BOMB

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ticking bomb mean? 

TICKING BOMB (noun)
  The noun TICKING BOMB has 1 sense:

1. a problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed

  Familiarity information: TICKING BOMB used as a noun is very rare.


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TICKING BOMB (noun)


Sense 1ticking bomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ticking bomb; time bomb

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("ticking bomb" is a kind of...):

situation (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty)


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