waiting to happen

waiting to happen
waiting to happen phrase
used for saying that something very bad is likely to develop from a particular situation

There may be more riots waiting to happen.

It’s an accident waiting to happen.

Thesaurus: to be certain or likely to happensynonym general words meaning to happensynonym
Main entry: wait

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • waiting to happen — used for saying that something very bad is likely to develop from a particular situation There may be more riots waiting to happen. It s an accident waiting to happen …   English dictionary

  • accident waiting to happen — If something is an accident waiting to happen, there s definitely going to be an accident or it s bound to go wrong. ( Disaster waiting to happen is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • accident waiting to happen —    If something is an accident waiting to happen, there s definitely going to be an accident or it s bound to go wrong.    ( Disaster waiting to happen is also used.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (a) disaster waiting to happen — a disaster waiting to happen phrase used for saying that a situation is likely to develop in a very bad way The nuclear power station was an environmental disaster waiting to happen. Thesaurus: dangerous or exciting situationssynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • accident waiting to happen — noun A thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident Someone needs to repair that worn out old bridge, its an accident waiting to happen! …   Wiktionary

  • an accident waiting to happen — a very dangerous situation in which an accident is very likely. The speed that people drive along this road, it s an accident waiting to happen …   New idioms dictionary

  • a disaster waiting to happen — used for saying that a situation is likely to develop in a very bad way The nuclear power station was an environmental disaster waiting to happen …   English dictionary

  • an accident waiting to happen — 1) a situation that is likely to cause an accident An ageing nuclear reactor is an accident waiting to happen. 2) someone who behaves in a way that is likely to cause trouble …   English dictionary


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