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The whole debacle has been a complete and utter mess. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Obviously his concern about retiring after the summer Euros debacle would have been that he was bowing out on such a low note. The Sun (2016)The cause of and remedy for the expenses debacle are simple and obvious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Does this debacle call the whole academy programme into question? Times, Sunday Times (2009)He cannot risk a role in yet another debacle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But this is another disappointment to add to last year 's debacle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Luckily for him, the expenses debacle has opened a new political front. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's more confusing than the whole pay rise debacle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)While it is tempting to laugh at such comic farce, the whole debacle does raise a couple of serious points. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are on hold while two reviews are conducted, one into the west coast debacle and another into the franchise process. Times, Sunday Times (2012)All I know is the whole debacle is doing my head in. The Sun (2012)I don't want to be presiding over yet another debacle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Certainly, the Suez debacle two years earlier was important. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The whole debacle shows that the only thing worse than politicians not doing anything to resolve problems is politicians trying to fix problems that don't exist. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I have not heard a single complaint from my nephew, or his future wife, concerning their disappointment over this recent debacle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'debacle'
British English: debacle NOUN
A debacle is an event or attempt that is a complete failure.
After the debacle of the war the world was never the same again.
Definition of debacle from the Collins English Dictionary
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