“This is a time bomb which preoccupies us most,” he told a panel at Davos.
Talk of a demographic dividend may turn back into talk of a time bomb.
Some officials in China do recognize that Tibet is a time bomb waiting to explode.
The narrow escape with the time bomb had robbed him of his confidence in the crew.
That left him in the same spot he'd been in with regard to the time bomb.
Despite his liking for Prochaska, Crag couldn't forget that he had failed to find the time bomb in a panel he had twice searched.
Richter would have been the logical suspect were it not for the episode of the time bomb.
Do you two mean to intimate that there is a time bomb, or some such infernal machine, aboard this ship?
I think that was a time bomb in the magazine, but I have a low and suspicious mind.
Look at them now—the missile attack on the Aztec, the time bomb plant, the way they operate their networks right in our midst.
A subspecies of logic bomb that is triggered by reaching some preset time, either once or periodically. There are numerous legends about time bombs set up by programmers in their employers' machines, to go off if the programmer is fired or laid off and is not present to perform the appropriate suppressing action periodically.
Interestingly, the only such incident for which we have been pointed to documentary evidence took place in the Soviet Union in 1986! A disgruntled programmer at the Volga Automobile Plant (where the Fiat clones called Ladas were manufactured) planted a time bomb which, a week after he'd left on vacation, stopped the entire main assembly line for a day. The case attracted lots of attention in the Soviet Union because it was the first cracking case to make it to court there. The perpetrator got 3 years in jail.