Sod's law


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Sod's law

The axiom that if something can go wrong, it will. (Known as "Murphy's Law" in North America.) Primarily heard in UK. The manager always tries to anticipate Sod's law, having us prepare for anything that could possibly go wrong on a project.
See also: law

ˌSod’s ˈLaw

(British English, humorous) the tendency for things to happen in just the way that you do not want, and in a way that is not useful: The band always plays better when they’re not being recorded — but that’s Sod’s Law, isn’t it?
See also: law
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Anyway, Murphy's Law or Sod's Law had nothing to do with my toast falling jam side down.
Using a scale of 1-5 for each factor, the minimum chance of Sod's Law striking is a score of 0.
The formula works on urgency, complexity, importance, skill and frequency - with the solution to Sod's Law being reducing one of these factors.
Indeed, sod's law says it will go into extra time and I have got a gut feeling that this is what is going to happen ( after all, we have drawn our last two Premiership games against Leeds and Leicester.
Sod's law dictated that the problem pages contained the England game.
It was difficult because the ball comes at you with pace and you think you are in the best position but then something like that happens and they break away and, Sod's law says, they go and score from it.
Sod's law that Northern Ireland should then win the last Championship, with Wales second.
If only it hadn't been so confusing, but that's Sod's Law for you.
Sod's law dictates leaders Walsall are next up on Saturday, but regardless of the side manager Denis Smith is able to field, we need to see signs that his players have the fight to turn thing around.
But working on sod's law no doubt it will turn out to be a 4-4 thriller, a scoreline you can get 100-1 about with Centrbet.
Scientists have come up with a mathematical formula which proves Sod's Law really does strike at the worst possible time.
Psychologist Dr David Lewis said: "To cut the seemingly unbeatable Sod's Law Gremlins down to size, you need to change one of the elements.
I suppose it is sod's law that when I do eventually step aside I will be leaving players who are not yet at their peak.
And, Sod's Law being what it is, I landed on the wrong one for the previous owner of the mansion, Gwynfryn, at Llanarth, in my On The Market feature a couple of weeks ago.
Like it was sod's law last Saturday when, nude-faced and wearing nearly a pair of cotton jeans, I opened the front door to a female I hadn't clapped eyes on for well over 20 years.