Definition of Ticking bomb
1. Noun. A problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed. "The refugee camp is a ticking bomb waiting to go off"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ticking Bomb
Literary usage of Ticking bomb
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Human Rights Watch World Report 2005: The Events of 2004 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization (2005)
"The ticking bomb scenario makes for great philosophical discussion, but it rarely ... Instead, the ticking bomb scenario is a dangerously expansive metaphor ..."
2. Vostok Station: Point of Impactby Kerry Plowright by Kerry Plowright (2005)
"But for all of them, the ticking bomb at the end of the Antarctic Peninsula Earth threatens the extinction of all life. Out of all options, human survival ..."
3. Bridging Regional Growth and Community Empowerment edited by Michael A. Stegman, William J. Benfanti, John P. Ross (1996)
"This issue crept up on tenant groups and lawmakers who had ignored the ticking bomb until the mid-1980s, when the low-income stipulations began to expire. ..."
4. Afghanistan: Is There Hope for Peace? : Hearings Before the Subcommittee on by United States, Senate, Congress, Committee on Foreign Relations (1996)
"With policy decisions like that still being made, it is no surprise that Afghanistan is now a ticking bomb waiting to explode. Radical Islam and millions of ..."