court disaster

idiom

: to risk a very bad result
Anyone who refuses to evacuate is courting disaster.

Examples of court disaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Very few people can successfully weave reality-distortion fields—and those who can’t will court disaster by trying. Bydavid Meyer, Fortune, 15 June 2023 Very few people can successfully weave reality-distortion fields—and those who can’t will court disaster by trying. Bydavid Meyer, Fortune, 15 June 2023 Against a Bills team with superior talent — and, on Sunday, a superior quarterback — that was always going to court disaster. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 2 Oct. 2022 The alternative is to court disaster. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 16 July 2021 Acting to sweep this recent history under the rug will court disaster. Eoin Higgins, The New Republic, 11 Nov. 2020

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“Court disaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/court%20disaster. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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