doomsday clock

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doomsday clock

n
an image of a clockface representing the time remaining before the onset of a global catastrophe in terms of a number of minutes before midnight
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He is a journalist and author of a book about the Cuban missile crisis, One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War.
We really are at one minute to midnight as far as the BBC in the Midlands is concerned.
You can vote today and again tomorrow but the competition finishes at one minute to midnight tomorrow night.