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fault line

noun [C] uk   us  

fault line noun [C] (CRACK)

a fault (= a break in the Earth's surface)

fault line noun [C] (PROBLEM)

a problem that may not be obvious, which could cause something to fail: The fault lines of imperfect peace deals are already showing.
Translations of “fault line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 裂縫, (地球表面的)斷層線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裂缝, (地球表面的)断层线…
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