be a recipe for (something)(redirected from be a recipe for [disaster etc.])
be a recipe for (something)
To be likely to cause a particular thing to happen. Studying all night before your final exam is a recipe for disaster. Eating healthy food and exercising regularly is a recipe for longevity.
See also: recipe
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