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time bomb

Psychiatry A popular term for a person who is under such stress that a certain dread event–eg, suicide or homicide is inevitable
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Dismissing the time bomb reference as sensationalising, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Agha Khan University Hospital, Dr Murad Moosa said the concern was global.
But how can they distance themselves when we have in Lebanon more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees that represent a time bomb?" Raad said over the weekend during a ceremony at the Western Bekaa village of Sohmor.
Mr Berry said: "The skills time bomb has arisen for a number of reasons.
He described him as "a ticking time bomb who is fixated on her and poses a threat of serious physical harm or death to her and anyone around her."
This was unfortunately our third alternator failure this year, which is a ticking time bomb. The cars are very complicated and keeping them going round is anything but guaranteed," the Daily Mirror quoted Red Bull's technical chief Adrian Newey, as saying.
"It is a tragedy for the young people involved - a ticking time bomb for the economy and our society as a whole.
The singer greeted fans at Fenwick, in Newcastle's Northumberland Street, where she was promoting her skin care range Time Bomb. She signed autographs and copies of her book Secrets To Looking Good, and had her photograph taken with people who had queued up to meet her.
Summary: Washington - The security and social situation in the Tindouf camps (south-western Algeria) is like a time bomb, said American expert on international negotiations and conflict resolution, Janet McElligott, urging for an end to this situation which contributes to increasing Al-Qaeda's activities in the region.
Summary: Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas warned early Tuesday that Israel's settlement of occupied territories has become "a time bomb"
BUSINESS partners who run homes in the Black Country are behind a free event for dementia carers struggling to cope with the "ticking time bomb" of looking after sufferers at home.
KARACHI, July 1 -- Panic gripped the area after a bag with a suspected time bomb was reported near the security printing press within the limits of Airport police station.