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Loose cannon   /lus kˈænən/   Listen
Loose cannon

noun
1.
A person who is expected to perform a particular task but who is out of control and dangerous.






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"Loose cannon" Quotes from Famous Books



... as we rattled along. I recalled the scene of the loose cannon plunging about the crowded deck of a rolling vessel at sea and related Hugo's thrilling ...
— "And they thought we wouldn't fight" • Floyd Gibbons



Words linked to "Loose cannon" :   soul, someone, mortal, individual, person, somebody



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