Time-bomb

time bomb

noun
1.
a bomb constructed so as to explode at a certain time.
2.
a situation, condition, etc., resembling such a bomb in having disastrous consequences in the future.

Origin:
1890–95

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time bomb
 
n
1.  a bomb containing a timing mechanism that determines the time at which it will detonate
2.  a situation which, if allowed to continue, will develop into a serious problem

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