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sitting on a powder keg

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Synonyms for sitting on a powder keg

adj in a tight spot
  • 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
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