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tinderbox (n.)

also tinder-box, "box in which tinder and flint are kept," 1520s, from tinder + box (n.); figurative sense of " 'inflammable' person or thing" is attested from 1590s.

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Definitions of tinderbox from WordNet

tinderbox (n.)
a dangerous state of affairs; a situation that is a potential source of violence;
the Balkans are the tinderbox of Europe
tinderbox (n.)
a box for holding tinder;
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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