Definition of 'fiasco'
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Consider this: the man in charge of the foreign aid fiasco is knighted. The Sun (2017)Who is to blame for this fiasco? The Sun (2006)The three civil servants blamed for the fiasco were yesterday allowed back to work. The Sun (2012)The whole thing is a complete fiasco. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And he was forced to admit the foreign prisoners fiasco is worse than was claimed. The Sun (2006)All this disappointment resurfaced with one telling detail of the fiasco over foreign prisoners. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The shambles has echoes of the tax credits fiasco which left families to survive on charity food parcels. The Sun (2006)This is the 10p fiasco on wheels. The Sun (2008)The passage on the 10p tax fiasco was also effective. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Eight out of ten people will get back what they lost in the 10p tax fiasco. The Sun (2008)And the damaging 10p tax fiasco was a ridiculous own goal. The Sun (2008)FOUR dangerous lags rounded up after the freed foreign prisoners fiasco were back on the run last night. The Sun (2007)It is another tax fiasco. The Sun (2011)I predict dismay on the lines of the 10p tax fiasco. The Sun (2008)Inside was a dossier that amounted to a detailed indictment of the tax credit fiasco that will cost the country as much as 2.8 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Critics blamed the fiasco surrounding the English exams, when pupils got worse results than expected. The Sun (2012)And, what about the tax credits fiasco that put another 4.4 billion hole in his figures? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The unions and those trying to make political capital out of the most recent fiasco blame job cuts and efficiency drives, but that misses the point. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He called the PM a failed leader and tried to partly blame him for the fiasco over failure to deport foreign prisoners. The Sun (2006)He might not have been directly to blame for either fiasco but, as the man in charge, his accountability is unavoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His footprint and DNA were found at the scene Who is to blame for the fiasco? Times, Sunday Times (2011)People were as upset with each other as they were with the crumbling building plans, and I had to take blame for the fiasco. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'fiasco'
British English: fiasco NOUN
If you describe an event or attempt to do something as a fiasco, you are emphasizing that it fails completely.
The blame for the fiasco did not lie with him.
Definition of fiasco from the Collins English Dictionary
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