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collision course

noun
1.
a course or path of a vehicle, projectile, etc., that, if unchanged, will lead to a collision with another object.
2.
any plan, attitude, or course of action that leads to a confrontation or conflict with another.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • In the case of one mile-wide space rock recently reported to be on a collision course with our planet, apparently not at all.
  • It has two probable escaped asteroids as moons with one on a collision course and the other moving slowly away.
  • The system also monitors your speed and trajectory to warn you if you're on a collision course.
  • The problem is that the existing technology puts us on a collision course with the environment.
  • Four minutes later, the probe will fly through the plume on its own collision course.
  • The sport, beloved by so many, simply can't continue on its current course-a collision course.
  • If a risk manager said no, he was immediately on a collision course with the business line.
  • Risk managers who said no put themselves on a collision course with the business head and often the chief executive too.
  • Due to equipment malfunctions, it is now on collision course with an inhabited world.
  • Then along came a comet or another big body on a collision course and blasted the moon to bits.

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