a complete and ignominious failure.
a round-bottomed glass flask for wine, especially Chianti, fitted with a woven, protective raffia basket that also enables the bottle to stand upright.
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How to use fiasco in a sentence
However, since quitting his job two months earlier, the entire fiasco made him sick to his stomach as he considered what his former athletes had done to achieve greatness.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture | Rachel King | October 6, 2020 | Fortune
The app failed spectacularly, resulting in an election-night fiasco and a weeks-long delay before the vote count was certified.
Earlier this month, an international commission of scientists released a highly anticipated report detailing the steps needed to turn a gene-editing fiasco into a powerful treatment that could wipe out genetic diseases throughout generations.A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editing | Shelly Fan | September 15, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The city has been hit with more than two dozen legal claims tied to the fiasco.
Councilwoman Vivian Moreno argued that the fiasco represents fraud, and said she doesn’t buy the official story that it all grew out of bureaucratic incompetence.Morning Report: Coronado’s Backlash to the Racism Backlash | Voice of San Diego | August 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
See how much snark was unleashed against “dad rock” by the recent U2 iTunes Songs of Innocence fiasco.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage | Arthur Chu | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This prolonged execution marks yet another death penalty fiasco.
For George W. Bush, it was the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the disastrous post-invasion fiasco.
The veteran political operative did realize the joy that national reporters took from the fiasco.Racists and Conspiracy Nuts Turn Cochran Call Into The Biggest Campaign Sh*tshow of 2014 | Ben Jacobs | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a fiasco, but were some of the players screwing up on purpose?
After the Mormon fiasco and the evaporation of the Fieldingites, another denomination took it.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
This Bristoe fiasco was a stunning blow to the Rebel pursuit, and greatly checked their incursions.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry | Willard Glazier
He had never tried to eat an artichoke, and his first essay in this difficult and complex craft was a sad fiasco.The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
It is in travail and laughable fiasco that the young school their bodies to beautiful expression, as they school their minds.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Mr. Jones ridicules the would-be reformers of London, and represents their efforts as resulting in a pitiable fiasco.The English Stage | Augustin Filon
British Dictionary definitions for fiasco
a complete failure, esp one that is ignominious or humiliating
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