一觸即發

ChineseEdit

 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
knock against; touch; to feel
 
namely; right away; to approach; to draw near
 
to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop
trad. (一觸即發)
simp. (一触即发)

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

一觸即發

  1. could break out or flare up at any time (of a situation); on the verge of crisis; in a tense and volatile situation