an accident waiting to happen

an accident waiting to happen

a very dangerous situation in which an accident is very likely The speed that people drive along this road, it's an accident waiting to happen.
See also: accident, happen, waiting
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Given this is a very busy dual carrageway, incidents of this type seems to me like an accident waiting to happen.
THE death of a young father after he became trapped under a giant steel girder was an accident waiting to happen, a court has heard.
Cyclists on our roads are an accident waiting to happen, they look at the motorist as if we should not be on the road, and we pay to use them.
But it seems this was an accident waiting to happen after local residents warned that the road was too dangerous for the school to add six more classrooms.
Jonathan Hall: "It's an accident waiting to happen, you can't see what's coming round the roundabout at the top of the sliproad now until you are virtually past the junction, the sooner it's taken down the better.
As this effectively blinds motorists as they approach one of the two pedestrian crossings across this busy road, surely it's an accident waiting to happen, and one that our planning department should have seen coming?
This whole stretch is an accident waiting to happen.
IT IS an accident waiting to happen on the approach to the University Hospital of Wales from the west of Western Avenue.
As there are no handrails on the steep stairs, I fear it's an accident waiting to happen.
The ones at Greystone are an accident waiting to happen.
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee admitted the failure of Britain's female sprint relay team to qualify for the London Olympics was an accident waiting to happen.
I HAVE driven along Ashes Lane almost daily for 35 years and that pole has been an accident waiting to happen for years (Examiner, 'Is this pole posing a danger to drivers?
The failure of Britain's female sprint relay team to qualify for the Olympics was an accident waiting to happen, says the UK's head athletics coach.
Summary: Motoring legend Nigel Mansell says the crash that killed British racing driver Dan Wheldon was an accident waiting to happen.
Diego Maradona has got his golden trident of strikers but defensively they are an accident waiting to happen and the one thing we know about South Korea is that they will attack with pace and that might be Argentina's undoing.