comedy of errors

noun phrase

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

Examples of comedy of errors in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sharks were a comedy of errors in the defensive zone, as a red-hot Predators team took advantage of their opponents’ plethora of poor puck decisions, bad positioning, and a lack of willingness to engage. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 19 Mar. 2024 For both parties, the resultant comedy of errors is not satisfying. Becca Rothfeld, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2024 In David Mandel's historic comedy of errors White House Plumbers, perennially affable actors Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux play two bumbling cads involved in one of the most shameful events in American history. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 1 May 2023 In a postmortem published in September, Microsoft explained that improper access to the key was incredibly improbable, but occurred in this case because of a unique comedy of errors. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, 29 Dec. 2023 The comedy of errors was a suitable official end to a nightmare first half for the Trojans. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2023 Such a match demands not a meet-cute but a full-on comedy of errors. Mike McCahill, Variety, 5 May 2023 Read the full Aquarius Daily Horoscope Pisces (February 19 - March 20) Prepare for a comedy of errors! USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Comedy of errors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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