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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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epic fail

An especially big or embarrassing blunder. I can't believe I called the CEO by the wrong name! What an epic fail. I tried to bake a cake for my sister's birthday, but I accidentally used salt instead of sugar. Epic fail.
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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.
See also: disaster, epic, of, proportion
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But the wedding, which is being described by the international media as " epically extravagant", did not provoke any complaints, except of course from photographers who could not get their million- dollar pictures.
Senator Durrani said that South Punjab and epically Bahawalpur was deprived of its rights in the past and the people of South Punjab were fed up with the in justice to their area which was being criminally persuaded since 1960s.
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Citi Habitats says it has seen an increase in Manhattan rental transactions this year despite a market that has been epically lethargic for some firms.
THE BLACK FOREST, GermanyAuIn a column a few weeks ago, I rolled a grenade under the epically chintzy VW Routan , and whilst so doing bemoaned the fact that VWAuthe company whose heritage of van-making includes the beloved Westfalia camper vanAudid not offer a modern version of the Westy, preferably with a high-output diesel engine and all-wheel drive.
Complete with web link to a Hero Machine where students can create their own epically proportioned crime fighter, a police file, character charts, and a write-your-own-comic production task, this is a one size fits all, with infinite tweakability for KS3 or younger.
"I've got all this stuff inside of me," says James, referring specifically to the breadth of genre within his album, but sounding epically Shakespearean about personal purpose and art.
Seattle-based Filson has been making rugged and epically long-lasting wool garments since 1897.
The music is definitely the epically epic in that C-mass tradition hut expect that SA style of Rob's: feverishly high-pitched (hut less Operatic) vox-skills, and I say this with utmost respect and approval.
While the roots of the crisis can be traced to sometimes epically wrongheaded water management strategies, "poverty, inequality, and unequal power relationships" also share the blame.
You fly to Monte Carlo and become epically drunk at all the parties.
With the possible exception of the electric chair, you are unlikely to be subjected to a bigger shock than Mudawin's 100-1 success in an epically exciting Ebor, and York was shrouded in smoke last night as form books were burnt across the city.
If Ancerl's Ma vlast is already as international as his other recordings, Kubelik's historic recording of 1990 is epically exultant, and various versions by some other contemporary conductors are beautifully balanced, then Tallich's is above all balladic.
All the more reason, then, to salute Tom Lewis, author of Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life (1997), who regards the Hudson as an epically beautiful stretch of waterway and landscape that did nothing less than shape the development of America.
Just remember that during an average press conference, for example, while you're discussing your epically named company and several of your products, and your partner and its products of galactic appellations, you may inadvertently end up tacking on an additional 20 minutes of talk time just to conquer the pronunciations of the names of your own intellectual properties.