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powder keg

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  • nounexplosive situation
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Synonyms for powder keg

noun explosive situation
  • time bomb
  • loose cannon

More words related to powder keg

hot seat

noun. painful or difficult situation
  • hot spot
  • powder keg
  • spot
  • sticky wicket

loose cannon

noun. unpredictable person

powder horn

noun. powder flask

time bomb

noun. bomb with a timer
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