- a blunder; faux pas.
- drop a clanger,to blunder.
Origin of clanger
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Historical Examples of clanger
Indeed, it is probable Mr Adams had rescued more than Fanny from the clanger of a rape that evening.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1
Fate had raised her son to the summit of earthly grandeur and saved him from every clanger.Barbara Blomberg, Complete
To add to the clanger, the gratings had been thrown overboard, and there was no way of confining the captives in the hold.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
But the mother was wise, and aware of the clanger, kept in her own hands the administrating of the medicine.Weighed and Wanting
An expedition in this direction was, till lately, certain to be attended with no small excitement and clanger.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd