Waiting to happen

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Definition

(It's a failure) waiting to happen!: (It's a) guaranteed, assured, certain (failure)!
idiom

Examples

  • "It may sound like an accident waiting to happen, but certain high-profile university professors are researching powering aircraft with on-board nuclear reactors."
  • "But I've got another idea that will blow this one out of the water, this one is a blockbuster waiting to happen."

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