trouble spot

trouble spot
'trouble .spot
n
a place where trouble often happens, especially war or violence
She's reported from many of the world's trouble spots.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • trouble spot — trouble spots also trouble spot N COUNT A trouble spot is a country or an area of a country where there is repeated fighting between two or more groups of people …   English dictionary

  • trouble spot — trouble ,spot noun count a place where there is often trouble, especially a country or region where fighting between opposing groups often happens …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trouble spot — ► NOUN ▪ a place where difficulties or conflict regularly occur …   English terms dictionary

  • trouble spot — noun : a spot at which trouble is especially likely to occur or break out a trouble spot in a mechanism Asiatic trouble spots * * * noun, pl ⋯ spots [count] : a place where violence or war often happens one of the world s trouble spots * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trouble spot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms trouble spot : singular trouble spot plural trouble spots a place where there is often trouble, especially a country or region where fighting between opposing groups often happens …   English dictionary

  • trouble-spot — see trouble spot …   English dictionary

  • trouble spot — /ˈtrʌbəl spɒt/ (say trubuhl spot) noun an area in which trouble or unrest exists or is liable to develop: the Middle East is one of the world s trouble spots. Also, troublespot …  

  • trouble spot — an area in which trouble exists or is expected to develop: There are several diplomatic trouble spots in Central America. * * * …   Universalium

  • trouble spot — noun (C) a place where trouble often happens, especially war or violence: Extra police were drafted in to patrol late night trouble spots …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • trouble spot — noun a location of difficulties or hostilities; a hot spot; a flashpoint …   Wiktionary

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