a recipe for disaster, success, etc.
a recipe for (something)
Something, especially an activity, behavior, or method of doing something, that is very likely to cause the specified outcome. Studying all night and getting no sleep before your final exam is a recipe for disaster. Eating healthy food and exercising regularly is a recipe for longevity. My recipe for success is to keep a healthy balance between work, family life, and socializing with my friends.
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a recipe for diˈsaster, sucˈcess, etc.a method or an idea that seems likely to have a particular result: That idea sounds like a recipe for disaster. ♢ What’s her recipe for success?
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