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a walking disaster

Someone who seems to constantly be in or cause great amounts of trouble, difficulty, or mayhem; someone who epitomizes disaster or calamity in their actions or behavior. I heard that John got fired from another job because he kept on messing up his boss's instructions. What a walking disaster! First, I lock myself out of the house, then my grocery bag breaks in the parking lot, and now I stepped on my glasses—I'm just a walking disaster today!
See also: disaster, walking
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As it stands, her only legacy may be handing the keys of No10 to the walking disaster that is Boris Johnson.
But she challenges that evaluation: "I am nervous all the time," she admits, "I am a walking disaster, and should go around with wet-wipes and a nappy.
Quickly regained form after a weekend wobble 8 VICTOR LINDELOF Was under the cosh for the first half-an-hour but led well alongside Chris Smalling as they reined in Mbappe 8 ERIC BAILLY A walking disaster. Did not do a single thing right and should not have been played at rightback.
They may not be entirely watertight from set pieces and there are definitely bigger, stronger and more streetwise sides in this division who are better than them from corners and free-kicks but they're not the walking disaster some people make them out to be.
As for his best friend, his girlfriend, and assorted associates, to work in the same building as a walking disaster like Gomer is no picnic.
The walking disaster area is desperate to fit in with other fathers at the Dads' Club.
She should wear them all the time because she's becoming a walking disaster.
by Bloomsbury, priced PS6.99, IVY POCKET is a 12-year-old lady's maid and a walking disaster who doesn't see herself this way at all.
ed ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET by Caleb Krisp (published by Bloomsbury, priced PS6.99, available January 14) IVY POCKET is a 12-year-old lady's maid and a walking disaster who doesn't see herself this way at all.
NOW come on, if you're going to put nohopers, comedians and walking disaster areas into "The Process", purely for our entertainment, then you've got to stick with them for longer than this (The Apprentice, BBC1, Wednesday).
* Walking Disaster Zone (Bronze) Bump into cones or other obstacles 5,000 times.
Atria Books, an imprint of general interest book publisher Simon & Schuster, revealed on Thursday that it has signed a new publishing agreement for three new novels and one novella from Jamie McGuire, who reached the top of the New York Times bestselling lists with her most recent novel Walking Disaster.
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Sinan Ecetin's "Children of Ecanakkale" is a walking disaster of reductionist tolerance and unconvincing heroism about two brothers who end up on different sides of the trenches.