disaster of epic proportions

a disaster of epic proportions

A catastrophe. Often used figuratively. Meteorologists have been predicting that the hurricane will be a disaster of epic proportions for us because we're so close to the coast. Oh, my attempt to ask Addison to the dance was a disaster of epic proportions—I could only squeak out a few incoherent words before turning completely red and running away.
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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.
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We are concerned that any possible accidental detonation would lead to a disaster of epic proportions.
Gastric disaster of epic proportions ensues when Colin becomes curious about what Farmer Will is giving the other animals to eat.
However, BJP ally and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti struck a note of caution as she voiced concern over escalation of situation along the borders and warned that confrontation could lead to a disaster of epic proportions for the state.
A 9 magnitude quake is in the cross-hairs as we move towards a disaster of epic proportions.
This has caused the Everest to become an environmental disaster of epic proportions.
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.
At some point there was hope for such a solution, but it now all seems that we are heading to an unprecedented economic and political disaster of epic proportions, with the complete collapse of all state institutions, alongside with the economy.
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.
With the massive loss of life and number of those displaced, the enormous damage to infrastructure and the effects this downpour has had on our food reserves, this is a national disaster of epic proportions.
Crude oil has been pouring unchecked into the Gulf of Mexico at up to 3 million liters a day since an explosion April 20 that demolished a BP-contracted drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 crewmen and unleashing an environmental disaster of epic proportions.
It is feared if the oil also carries to the beaches of Florida, it will be an environmental and economic disaster of epic proportions.
Clearly, this is a disaster of epic proportions, and we've got a lot of work ahead of us.
Murphy focusses on a technological disaster of epic proportions, providing a thick description of the biophysical events of the 1998 ice storm which led to cascading failures of tightly coupled infrastructure in Ottawa, Montreal, New York State, and Northern New England.
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