Origin of time bomb
Words nearby time bomb
How to use time bomb in a sentence
That’s the only way to defuse the ticking time bomb that is Nigeria before it explodes on all of us.Butterfly Effect: It’s Time to Wake Up to Nigeria’s Nightmare|Charu Kasturi|June 17, 2021|Ozy
This image feeds into fears of crime, violence and social unrest in which people who are jobless are cast as a “ticking time bomb” that poses a threat to a country’s stability.The biggest stereotypes about young, unemployed Africans|Hannah J. Dawson|June 15, 2021|Quartz
Here’s How to End itBut the conflict in Yemen also helps explain why so little has been done to address the ticking time bomb on its shores.
Inside was a time bomb set to explode in 15 minutes, Widmer wrote.Lincoln’s first inauguration met with threats of kidnapping, killing and militias|Michael Ruane|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Kushel said that the the realities and risks associated with a large-scale shelter amounted to a ticking time bomb, even with commendable efforts to protect Convention Center residents.The Convention Center Coronavirus Outbreak Was Inevitable|Lisa Halverstadt|December 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Since the 1950s, fluoride has adapted itself to the prevailing concerns of the time.
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
British Dictionary definitions for time bomb
Other Idioms and Phrases with time bomb
A situation that threatens to have disastrous consequences at some future time, as in That departmental dispute is a time bomb just waiting to go off. This term alludes to an explosive device that is set to go off at a specific time. [First half of 1900s]