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“be a recipe for disaster, trouble, success, etc.” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “be a recipe for disaster, trouble, success, etc.” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)