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time bombnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑɪm ˌbɑm/
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.
(Definition of time bomb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “time bomb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 炸弹, 定时炸弹…
in Chinese (Traditional) 炸彈, 定時炸彈…
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