on a collision course

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.
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
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They were set to walk out on the day Cardiff council's new food waste collections were due to start - a scheme which had set workers and bosses on a collision course.
Their objective is an automatic system that detects an approaching aircraft, calculates whether it is on a collision course and then changes its own aircraft's course faster than a human pilot could.