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synonyms for sitting on a powder keg

  • Catch-22
  • Hobson's choice
  • between Scylla and Charybdis
  • between a rock and a hard place
  • between the hammer and the anvil
  • between two fires
  • cornered
  • in a dilemma
  • in a pickle
  • in a predicament
  • in the middle
  • no choice
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How to use sitting on a powder keg in a sentence

Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
It is to be feared that the attractions of the house-dinner were not the sole inducement to many of those sitting there.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He chiefly divided his time between the House of Lords and sitting at home, lamenting over his own ill-starred existence.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
In the centre of the room is an oval table; some dozen men are sitting at it; as many more stand behind their chairs.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Outside the hotel he came upon the two sisters sitting on a bench and drinking coffee.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
We (the officers) were sitting in a circle round the general and Alcalde, both of whom appeared uneasy and anxious.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Beneath its far-flung branches a syce was sitting in front of a finely-proportioned and unusually big Arab horse.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO SITTING ON A POWDER KEG

  • Catch-22
  • Hobson's choice
  • between Scylla and Charybdis
  • between a rock and a hard place
  • between the hammer and the anvil
  • between two fires
  • cornered
  • in a dilemma
  • in a pickle
  • in a predicament
  • in the middle
  • no choice
  • sitting on a powder keg
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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