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train wreck

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[trein-rek]
noun
  1. an accident in which a train or trains are severely damaged.
  2. Slang. a person who has experienced a personal failure, disaster, etc.
  3. Slang. a disastrous situation, occurrence, or process: His football career has been a train wreck.
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British Dictionary definitions for train wreck

train wreck

noun
  1. an incident in which a train is severely damaged
  2. informal something or someone that has suffered ruin or calamity
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