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time bomb

noun [C]  /ˈtɑɪm ˌbɑm/ us  
a bomb attached to a device that will make it explode at a particular time A time bomb is also a developing situation that will cause serious problems in the future if it is not stopped: He has the kind of nasty attitude toward management that is a time bomb in any work situation.
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