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powder keg

noun
1.
a small, metal, barrellike container for gunpowder or blasting powder.
2.
a potentially dangerous situation, especially one involving violent repercussions.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for powder-keg

powder keg

noun
1.
a small barrel used to hold gunpowder
2.
(informal) a potential source or scene of violence, disaster, etc
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