disaster of epic proportions

disaster of epic proportions

Cliché a very large disaster. (Often jocular.) The earthquake was responsible for a disaster of epic proportions. Your late arrival caused a disaster of epic proportions.
See also: disaster, of, proportion
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Dan Southern, ATS President said, "Once again, ATS is responding to a disaster of epic proportions with an evangelistic message of peace in the midst of despair.
For many homeowners, what was supposed to be a weekend of home improvement projects, many times, turns into a disaster of epic proportions.
This is a disaster of epic proportions that has touched many Coloradans who know or are related to the victims.
Foley II, CKE's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Floyd was truly a disaster of epic proportions for everyone and everything in its path.
It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- With the nation still stunned by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, Southern California's emergency preparedness agencies are addressing the lessons learned and working steadily to prepare California in the event of a natural disaster of epic proportions.
An environmental disaster of epic proportions has been avoided by the rejection of the Keystone pipeline, but we need to stand shoulder to shoulder to avoid such close calls in our future.
Barring a disaster of epic proportions, we shall be starting next season as a Premier League club, so it would be nice to finish proceedings on a high.
8220;Typhoon Haiyan was a disaster of epic proportions, and the need for relief continues,” said Tim Mettey, CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator for M25M.
When you compare the local run of more than 600,000 of them in 1985 to the mere 39 that were lifted over the Holyoke Dam in 2012, and the 24 that have thus far been lifted in 2013, you realize we've had a fisheries disaster of epic proportions.
This weekend we marked the 12th anniversary of the caesarean section that brought Secondborn into the world prematurely (she was actually due on Firstborn's birthday, which would have been a disaster of epic proportions as they don't really do sharing) with a garden party and a trip to the cinema.
Experts from groups like Oxfam, Medecins Sans Frontieres, observers like Welsh Euro-MP Glenys Kinnock are all warning that a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions is in the making.
But as the terrorists have said, they only have to get lucky once and bang, we have yet another disaster of epic proportions to add to the growing list.
When a disaster of epic proportions strikes Shanghai, China, Rios and Salem find themselves right in the middle of it all--the wrong place, the wrong time, but the right team.
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