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train wreck

1. A major or total failure, disaster, or catastrophe. This project has become an absolute train wreck. We've wasted so much time and money already, I don't know how we'll make up the losses. Despite a stellar cast, the film turned out to be a real train wreck.
2. A person whose life is a complete mess or is in total disarray. I don't know about my relationship with Kevin. He's a bit of a train wreck, between you and me.
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In actuality, the scenes depicting the train wreck were filmed outside Dillsboro, North Carolina, along the Great Smoky Mountains.
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The presence of children in pubs and clubs is a train wreck waiting to happen and should be stopped immediately.
The National Council's curriculum is, to be blunt, a constitutional train wreck.
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They cover the gamut of time and area, ranging from the Red River flood of 1826 to the Pine Lake tornado of 2000, and from the 1910 Victoria fire to the 1916 train wreck at Brandon.
in which bureaucratic incompetence and arrogance lead to a terrible train wreck.
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The book brings together some of the more innovative historians working on the question of how Europe emerged from the train wreck that was European history in the 1930s and 1940s.
After its cargo was damaged in a train wreck, the Australian shipper Kirby had sued the railroad, arguing that the limitations in the contract between the forwarder and the ocean carrier did not apply to the railroad.
Turkish rescue workers pulled the bodies of two more passengers from a train wreck yesterday, raising to eight the death toll in their third deadly rail accident in as many weeks.