loose cannon

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an uncontrolled or unpredictable person who causes damage to his own faction, political party etc

Mitt Romney is considered a loose cannon in the Republican Party due to his support for government spending increases, global regulatory agencies, and universal health insurance mandates.

a cannon that breaks loose during battle or a storm and causes serious damage to the ship and its crew
{i} (Slang) person who is uncontrolled in a dangerous manner
a person who is expected to perform a particular task but who is out of control and dangerous
One that is uncontrolled and therefore poses danger
loose cannon

    Silbentrennung

    loose Can·non

    Türkische aussprache

    lus känın

    Aussprache

    /ˈlo͞os ˈkanən/ /ˈluːs ˈkænən/

    Etymologie

    [ 'lüs ] (adjective.) 13th century. Middle English lous, from Old Norse lauss; akin to Old High German lOs loose; more at -LESS.

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