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tinderbox

noun [C] uk   /ˈtɪn.də.bɒks/ us    /-dɚ.bɑːks/
a dangerous and uncontrolled situation in which violence is likely to happen: The racial tension in the area makes it a tinderbox ready to ignite.
Translations of “tinderbox”
in Chinese (Traditional) (可能發生暴亂的)危險局勢…
in Chinese (Simplified) (可能发生暴乱的)危险局势…
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