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fiasco
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Er… well, it was…’ said Harry, pulling a dish of rhubarb crumble towards him and helping himself to seconds, ’a complete fiasco, now you mention it.
  • He might as well have tried to see moving pictures on the desktop as in the stubbornly blank crystal ball; he lost his head completely during tea-leaf reading, saying it looked to him as though Professor Marchbanks would shortly be meeting a round, dark, soggy stranger, and rounded off the whole fiasco by mixing up the life and head lines on her palm and informing her that she ought to have died the previous Tuesday.

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  • Their battle plan was a fiasco. They were in retreat after five minutes.
  • I have fallen from a height, and my fiasco has made no noise.
    Henry James  --  The American

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