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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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into a raging dumpster fire (which, honestly, might be unfair to dumpster fires everywhere), Utah shines as a beacon where people with different backgrounds, values and ideas can come together to seek solutions.
We are, collectively, that shifty-eyed kid who sets dumpster fires and lies about it with a creepy lack of emotion.
The gear it will carry comprises Emergency Medical Service gear, a trash hook for dumpster fires, pike poles, and a 24-foot ladder that will reach about two stories up.
WORCESTER - The man still being sought on suspicion of setting dumpster fires in the city allegedly bragged about setting the fires and even posted video links on Facebook of music videos with fire in the titles.
An arrest warrant has been issued for John Shyllberg, 29, as a suspect in last week's dumpster fires.
Police are not sure if the Dumpster fires are linked to the incidents at U-Haul, Kletzok said.
a Sanipac driver on his route noticed a Dumpster fire near the Horsehead Tavern at 99 W.
MOJAVE - Fire officials are investigating a rash of Dumpster fires that started within minutes of each other Sunday and Monday nights but caused little damage.
Somebody or people are starting Dumpster fires next to businesses,'' said Kern County fire Capt.
WORCESTER - Police arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with a string of dumpster fires set earlier this week.
Tuesday for a dumpster fire; two additional dumpster fires were reported on Granite Street soon after; the third fire involved two dumpsters at Holy Name High School.
Authorities are investigating eight dumpster fires that occurred at seven locations at businesses on Millbury Street and Granite Street on Tuesday night, the same night firefighters battled a three-alarm fire on Sunderland Road.
Authorities are also investigating a string of dumpster fires that occurred over the weekend, on the heels of a rash of dumpster fires three weeks ago.
WORCESTER - Police are investigating 11 Dumpster fires at two locations over the weekend.
Though there have been areas in the city in previous years that have experienced similar increases in Dumpster fires, the increase in Dumpster fires on lower Pleasant Street is cause for concern for the Fire Department," Mr.