accident waiting to happen

сущ.
угроза, опасность несчастного случая, аварии

A lot of the city's buildings are accidents waiting to happen. — Множество зданий в городе находятся в аварийном состоянии.


Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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  • 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 — see ↑accident • • • Main Entry: ↑wait …   Useful 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.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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

  • 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

  • an accident waiting to happen — 1) a potentially disastrous situation, typically caused by negligent or faulty procedures 2) a person certain to cause trouble …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • (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 Main entry: ↑waitidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (an) a 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 Main entry: ↑waitidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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