train wreck

or train·wreck

[ trein-rek ]
/ ˈtrɛɪnˌrɛk /

noun

an accident in which a train or trains are severely damaged.
Slang. a person who has experienced a personal failure, disaster, etc.
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

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