Gao says that China is a powder keg approaching the “explosion point.”
Logic is a rare bird in these parts and Crimea is nothing short of a powder keg.
They say that the Israelis framed him in order to light the powder keg of religious war over the al-Aqsa compound.
Stand back there or I'll drop a lighted match into a powder keg!
Without knowing, we are sitting on a powder keg in which the fuse may or may not be lighted.
I was afraid I had said good-bye when you were left with that powder keg.
She did not try to carry the powder keg, but she took the powder in a girl's way.
She would have shuddered to see a man sit carelessly down upon a powder keg with a pipe in his mouth.
Billy rested his left hand on the head of a powder keg, which stood on end on the counter beside him.
A powder keg was somewhere near, he recollected, and he beat out one little jet of flame with his hand, that smarted fiercely.