fuse

(redirected from lighting the fuse)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
28 (ANI): The number of British jobs going to migrants is lighting the fuse for potential mass disturbances across the nation severely affected by the global meltdown, a bishop has warned.
Rodriguez allegedly rode his bicycle to a Grafton Street gas station during the early morning hours of July 21, filled a beer bottle with 35 cents' worth of gasoline and tossed the bottle at his former landlord's car after lighting the fuse.
The programme will also examine whether Guy Fawkes would have been killed had he succeeded in lighting the fuse.