comedy of errors

noun phrase

Definition of comedy of errors

: an event or series of events made ridiculous by the number of errors that were made throughout The project was a comedy of errors.

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“Comedy of errors.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comedy%20of%20errors. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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