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be on a collision course

Of a person, group, or object, to be on a certain path to conflict, collision, destruction, or ruin with someone or something else. The radical coalition is set to be on a collision course with the majority government this year. Little did the passengers know that their train was on a collision course with disaster.
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on a collision course

Of a person, group, or object, on a certain path to conflict, collision, destruction, or ruin with someone or something else. The radical left-wing coalition is set to be on a collision course with the majority conservative government this January. Little did the passengers know that they were riding a train on a collision course with disaster.
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on a collision course

adopting an approach that is certain to lead to conflict with another person or group.
This phrase is also used literally to mean ‘going in a direction that will lead to a violent crash with another moving object or person’.
See also: collision, course, on

be on a colˈlision course (with somebody/something)


1 be in a situation which is almost certain to cause a disagreement or dispute: I was on a collision course with my boss over the sales figures.
2 be moving in a direction in which it is likely that you will crash into somebody/something: The ship was on a collision course with a huge iceberg.
See also: collision, course, on
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The Aeolus (Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus) Earth observation satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) narrowly avoided a collision in low Earth orbit (LEO) with one of the Starlink internet satellites operated by SpaceX identified as Starlink 44.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has been forced to perform a "collision avoidance manoeuvre" to prevent one of its satellites from crashing into Elon Musk's Starlink constellation.
The leading type of multi-collision accidents involved cars crossing over the center line (30.8 percent), followed by collisions caused by a sudden stop at highway tollgates (13.5 percent), highway median strip collisions (8.0 percent), and sideswiping and collision with trees and electric poles (4.0 percent).
Emergency services were first called just after 4.30pm on Wednesday to Winchester Road to reports of a collision between a Yamaha motorcycle and a white Vauxhall Insignia.
In heavy-ion collisions at SIS [1,2], AGS [3-5], and SPS [6-8] energies, the transverse momentum spectra of positively and negatively charged pions show a difference in shape at low [p.sub.T] and these results were interpreted as due to the Coulomb final-state interaction between the charged pions and the positive net-charge of the particle source.
Mining companies have taken great strides to improve operator safety in recent years, and collision awareness systems will likely further this trend as mine sites globally strive to achieve a zero-incident workplace.
Loo and Anderson explore the relative importance and benefits of using geographical information systems for road safety in general, and more directly for road collision analysis.
THE A55 and A470 are among Wales's hotspots for collisions involving deer.
The A1 in Northumberland has a history of fatal collisions but this is believed to be the first involving an ambulance.
Seven of 74 car models examined earned superior ratings for front crash prevention systems, according to a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test of technologies designed to help drivers avoid front-to-rear collisions.
Traffic-related collisions comprise a significant proportion of preventable injury.
1, with drivers averaging 13.9 years between collisions. At the bottom of the list is Washington, D.C., with an average interval of 4.8 years.
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THE two Teesside motorcyclists who died in separate collisions at the weekend have been named.
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