I am one step away from stealing your things,
And two steps away from selling you out.

I am one step away from judging you,
And two steps away from killing you.

When you find out what I am,
You'll be very angry.

What am I?


1 Answer 1


I believe that you are


because you are

one step away from being a pirate (+p) who steals things
two steps away from being a rat (-ie) who ratted me out
one step away from a rate (-i) which could be good or bad
and two steps away from being nitrate (+nt) which is a deadly explosive

  • 6
    $\begingroup$ Correct! I had "IRA" for the last one (they're an Irish terrorist group) but I honestly think "nitrate" works better. Well done! $\endgroup$
    – F1Krazy
    Jan 29, 2018 at 6:28
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @F1Krazy It can be argued Nitrate itself isn't explosive, although a key element in many explosives (the 'enabler', provider of oxygen). Nitrate esters are explosive (and even those not always, they can for example be used in medicine). $\endgroup$
    – Mast
    Jan 29, 2018 at 17:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.