be a recipe for something

to make it extremely likely that something will happen

Giving your kids too much freedom can be a recipe for disaster.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • recipe — rec|i|pe [ resəpi ] noun count ** a set of instructions for cooking or preparing a particular food: a recipe for apple pie be a recipe for something to make it extremely likely that something will happen: Giving your kids too much freedom can be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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