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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M2 PRESSWIRE-September 5, 2019-: Northern Bahamas ravaged by 'disaster of epic proportions' as UN releases $1 million in emergency funds
But former spy chief Douglas Wise, who spent 28 years with the CIA, told The Mail on Sunday that he believed bringing the pair back to the UK would be 'a disaster of epic proportions'.
The Bay is a disjointed disaster of epic proportions full of chain restaurants (that are leaving en masse) and the world's largest Wetherspoons.
Aside from the growing population and need, should anything happen to the dam it would be a disaster of epic proportions.
It has the potential to be a disaster of epic proportions."
If we had been in any other country, including our own, our last trip would have been a disaster of epic proportions. I will not go into the details to protect the guilty.
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. The clock is ticking on the next big earthquake.
This has caused the Everest to become an environmental disaster of epic proportions. As a Washington Post headline aptly put it some years ago: Decades of human waste have made Everest a fecal time bomb." The fact is that the more people climb the mountain and feel the call of nature, the worse the fecal time bomb gets.
“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. So far, only 24 Atlantic salmon have made it back this year.
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