dumpster fire

[ duhmp-ster fahyer ]

  1. a fire in a dumpster, or a large bin for refuse.

  2. Slang. a situation, person, or thing that is disastrous and out of control:The team is turning into the biggest dumpster fire in the league.

Origin of dumpster fire

First recorded in 1955–60

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