(an) accident disaster waiting to happen

(an) accident disaster waiting to happen
an ˌaccident/a diˌsaster waiting to ˈhappen idiom
a thing or person that is very likely to cause danger or a problem in the future because of the condition it is in or the way they behave
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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