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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.
Dictionary entry details
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A problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
ticking bomb; time bomb
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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