accident waiting to happen

Postato da Sarah Rose Mar, 12/02/2019 - 04:00

Meanings of "accident waiting to ..."


A phrase that's used when you can see that something bad is about to happen or actually did happen. Usually said when the accident could have been avoided with common sense.

Examples: A stack of dishes was piled too high and falls to the floor and breaks. "I should have known better, that was an accident waiting to happen."

Or a person is doing something dangerous: "That looks like an accident waiting to happen."

Spiegato da Sarah RoseSarah Rose il Mar, 12/02/2019 - 04:00
Explained by Sarah RoseSarah Rose

“accident waiting to ...” nei testi

U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

For any spirit to haunt.

You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on a beach.

Cher - Disaster Cake

You run fast but you need to run faster
Read my lips
'Cause you're an accident waiting to happen
This is death, bitch, it ain't just happenin'

Megadeth - 44 Minutes

And brought down the beast!!!

This was an accident waiting to happen
It wasn't if it would happen, it was when

Mr. Big - Blame It On My Youth

Blame it on my youth
Judged for my action (action)
I'm an accident waiting to happen, baby