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train wreck

or trainwreck

[trein-rek] /ˈtrɛɪnˌrɛk/
an accident in which a train or trains are severely damaged.
Slang. a person who has experienced a personal failure, disaster, etc.
Slang. a disastrous situation, occurrence, or process:
His football career has been a train wreck. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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train wreck

an incident in which a train is severely damaged
(informal) something or someone that has suffered ruin or calamity
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Slang definitions & phrases for train wreck

train wreck

noun phrase

  1. (also crump) A person with many medical problems and in failing condition (1980s+ Medical)
  2. An extremely harrowing situation or condition: The special prosecutor's office is a worthy institution, but it will leave behind a legal train wreck/ Demographers refer to collisions between rising demand and diminishing resources as train wrecks (1980s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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