n. 1. (Mil.) a region in which explosive mines{4} have been placed, especially a region on land.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. Hence: (Fig.) A situation in which a simple mistake can have disastrous consequences; a touchy or dangerous situation requiring great caution; as, the candidate threaded his way skillfully through a minefield of loaded questions from the audience.


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