an accident waiting to happen Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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an accident waiting to happen

a very ​dangeroussituation in which an accident is very ​likely
(Definition of an accident waiting to happen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “an accident waiting to happen”
in Chinese (Simplified) 容易发生事故的情形…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容易發生事故的情形…
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