Alexandra Penney—a New York artist and former editor of Self Magazine—lost her life savings in the Madoff debacle.
Israeli officials today say they are taking care to make sure such a debacle does not happen again.
“I believe we are in the hour of the debacle of the institutions, they cannot be any more rotten,” said Padre Goyo.
If you thought the GOP would adopt more moderate positions after its 2012 debacle, you were wrong.
She was no doubt referring to the debacle unfolding around her.
Then more trees came smashing through, followed by muddy tides of driftwood, and as suddenly the debacle ceased.
The debacle of Russia was ever before the eyes of these nations.
It hardly occurred to him to speculate that anyone might be left alive on the scene of the debacle.
Some place in that debacle there lay his own responsibility.
How long would it be before we reached this stage of debacle?
"disaster," 1848, from French débâcle "downfall, collapse, disaster" (17c.), a figurative use, literally "breaking up (of ice on a river)," extended to the violent flood that follows when the river ice melts in spring; from débâcler "to free," from Middle French desbacler "to unbar," from des- "off" + bacler "to bar," from Vulgar Latin *bacculare, from Latin baculum "stick" (see bacillus). Sense of "disaster" was present in French before English borrowed the word.