- saying or doing something that can lead to a serious fight or disagreement.
- having different opinions or aims and therefore being likely to fight or strongly disagree.
- any attitude, plan, or action course that leads to conflict or confrontation with another.
- When the attempts at diplomacy broke down, the two states went on a collision course.
- The governor was on a collision course with lawmakers over the energy policy.
- We are headed on a collision course.
- It’s regrettable that the two managers are on a collision course.
- The two forces are on a collision course today, and it is daunting to determine what we can do to prevent a clash.
- According to experts, the figures have placed ministers on a collision course with residents, councils, and green groups.
- Even though we failed to solve the problem, there’s no reason for us to persist on a collision course.
- We had a similar experience with this issue in the 1980s. We are on a collision course with the concept of pay policies.
- The interests of the two companies are on a collision course.
- Everyone in the know recognizes that the businesses are on a collision course and that the issues they are facing are not easy to solve.
- All the ambassadorial attempts have failed, and the United States and Iran appear to be on a collision course.
The idiom “collision course” originates from the fact that if the path or course of a projectile or vehicle remains unchanged, it can cause a collision with another object. To prevent a conflict or collision, the course of antithetical philosophies or moving bodies must change. Several books have the phrase as the title. Examples are Collision Course by Hans Greimel and William Sposato and Collision Course by Phil Terril.