a detrimental or calamitous situation or event arising from the powerful combined effect of a unique set of circumstances: a perfect storm battering corporate pension plans.
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How do storms like Tropical Storm Bonnie get their names?As far as storms and hurricanes go, Bonnie wasn’t a huge threat. Wait — do you realize how strange it is to refer to a mass of air and water by name, let alone an apellation that reminds you of that neighbor who bakes really great chocolate chip cookies? Briefly, here’s how the names for storms are picked. The world is roughly divided into six major basins where storm …
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a combination of events which are not individually dangerous, but occurring together produce a disastrous outcome
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