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time bombnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈtaɪm ˌbɒm/  us   /ˈtaɪm ˌbɑːm/
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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 ​developingsituation that will ​causeseriousproblems in the ​future if it is not ​stopped: He has the ​kind of ​nastyattitude toward ​management that is a time bomb in any ​worksituation.
(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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