Definition of time bomb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    time bomb

    BrE BrE//ˈtaɪm bɒm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪm bɑːm//
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  1. 1a bomb that can be set to explode at a particular time
  2. 2a situation that is likely to cause serious problems in the future Rising unemployment is a political time bomb for the government.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: time bomb