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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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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.
See also: collision, course, on

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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Creative Collision & Paint provides a variety of services from: upgrades, custom paint jobs, refinishing interiors and repairs for minor to major damages.
Don't mistake the moment of collision for the end it will bring about.
It is not known how many of the collisions resulted from motor vehicles passing bicycles.
Andromeda provides "an absolutely unique vantage point for studying head-on collisions, right on our doorstep," Block adds.
The collision sent the Gol plane plunging into dense Amazon rain forest, killing all 154 passengers and crew.
1 Side collision with a stationary vehicle(Honda Accord) at 50km/h
c], the probability that a transmitted packet will experience a collision, is always smaller than 1/r.
If the sensor net determined that a collision was imminent, the system could brake the vehicle, pre-charge the airbags, pre-tension the seatbelts, and plot a path to impact that would result in the least likelihood of injury or death.
Because collision repairers have high fixed costs--expensive equipment and highly paid mechanics--they have to operate at high capacity to make a profit.
Not Looking Far Enough Ahead (52% of collision drivers, 30% of non-collision drivers)
Brandon Collision, an auto body and collision repair shop in Tampa FL, recently moved locations, and with the new facility, the shop is able to more effectively service residents in the area.
Following the collision, Drescher was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with knife wounds to his throat, chest, arms and wrists.
If the system reads that the driver is not facing forward when it determines that the probability of a collision is high, it will warn the driver sooner than when the driver is facing forward, aiming to lessen collision injuries.
The researchers set out to explain all existing data on cold cesium collisions, including new data from experiments performed at Stanford University.
Not Looking Far Enough Ahead (56% of collision drivers, 36% of non-collision drivers)