time bomb

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time bomb (plural time bombs)

  1. A bomb that has a mechanism such that detonation can be preset to a particular time.
  2. (computing) A program designed to perform a destructive action at a certain date and/or time.
  3. (by extension) A situation that threatens to have disastrous consequences at some future time.

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