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English definition of “be a recipe for disaster, trouble, success, etc.”

be a recipe for disaster, trouble, success, etc.

C2 to be very likely to become a disaster, success, etc.: All those children unsupervised sounds to me like a recipe for disaster.Origins and sources
(Definition of be a recipe for disaster, trouble, success, etc. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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