dumpster fire

dumpster fire

slang A complete and utter disaster or a completely chaotic situation, likened to a fire in a dumpster, which quickly becomes uncontrollable. The phrase can be applied to both situations and people. As you might imagine, a 17-1 loss was a dumpster fire. That intern spilled coffee on himself yesterday and accidentally laminated his tie today. He's a total dumpster fire.
See also: fire
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"But if there's one thing that keeps me from throwing in the towel when the whole world seems like a giant Dumpster fire, it's that my mom's kindness didn't die with her."
It ranked somewhere between a full-scale meltdown and a raging dumpster fire, and everything that occurred before and after in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 16-2 obliteration of the Sons of Gabe Kapler -- from the "Let's Go Dodgers!" chants in the first inning, to reliever Yacksel Rios getting ejected for hitting a batter with a first-pitch slider after giving up a two-run shot in the eighth, to a position player being asked to record the final four outs --somehow paled in comparison.
The other half of the image - painted around a corner - depicts a dumpster fire emitting smoke and ash.
OKLAHOMA CITY Using the words "dumpster fire" to describe the state of health care in Oklahoma, members of a Senate subcommittee voted on Wednesday to advance a bill aimed at shoring up funding for federally qualified health centers.
In fact, everything about Basco seemed to be a model of efficiency, especially if you're coming from the dumpster fire that is Metro Manila.
Head coach Alvin Gentry called the situation a(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVU833yKiUc) "dumpster fire " after Davis suffered a minor shoulder injury in the team's last game and left the building before the contest was over.
Dell Demps was dropped as general manager of the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans on Friday after what coach Alvin Gentry called a "dumpster fire" surrounding star Anthony Davis.
Cheers to this absolute dumpster fire of a movie," a comment read.
And, despite the political dumpster fire this year has been, there's always something worth celebrating.
Police said that initially they had received a complaint about noise and a dumpster fire at the Ayia Fyla roundabout in Limassol.
But as these options becomes a standard (through FIDO and the W3C), it's another step away from the ongoing dumpster fire that is internet passwords.
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And the major-league team isn't exactly a dumpster fire.