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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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The report predicts the global collision warning system market to grow with a CAGR of 9.5% over the forecast period from 2018-2024.
military the probability of a collision was 1 in 1,000.
The ESA's Aeolis Earth observation satellite reportedly fired its thrusters yesterday, after experts in the agency's space debris team calculated the risk of collision between the satellites.
I urge anyone information collision, no small, to get GMP's Sergeant Page A green Iveco Stralis truck was turning off Milnrow Road when it struck Sheila at around 11.50am on Tuesday, August 6.
Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the A1068 Fisher Lane between Seaton Burn and Cramlington at 10pm on Friday night after a collision between a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a black Audi A1.
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).
The collision occurred just before 9.30am and involved a pedestrian and HGV.
According to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the collision which happened at around 10 a.m.
This centre was previously operated as Jay-Bee Collision Repair Center.
The kinetic freeze-out temperatures for each beam energy and collision centrality were taken from [14] and are fixed parameters in this analysis.
On the other hand, imminent threat alerts given by an aggressive SSM may lead to missed alarms, which may not provide enough time to avoid an upcoming collision risk [19].
The 37-year-old, from the Sandfields area of the town, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on Cwmavon Road.
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.
A DRIVER was left with a broken ankle after his car was involved in a collision with a bus.