disaster strikes

idiom

: something very bad happens
When disaster strikes, we will be prepared.

Examples of disaster strikes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jennifer Lopez confronts her complicated feelings about artificial intelligence when disaster strikes in the teaser trailer for Netflix‘s sci-fi movie Atlas. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 When disaster strikes, there’s often a sense of urgency to do something to avoid the same outcome in the future. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 One of the biggest takeaways: Don’t wait until disaster strikes to do it yourself. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 Evacuating Pets: When disaster strikes, household pets’ lives are among the most vulnerable. George Steinmetz Catherine Porter, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2024 Culpo confidently struts in the full look — until fashion disaster strikes. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 5 July 2023 But as Concordia prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, terrible disaster strikes the community has to deal with its first-ever murder and the hacking of the town’s AI. Series is produced by Intaglio Films for ZDF, France TV, Hulu Japan and MBC. Marta Balaga, Variety, 14 Oct. 2023 That tipping point will occur when the cost of hazards becomes so high that insurance is no longer accessible or affordable, leaving people without an economic safety net when disaster strikes. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2023 Knowing the basics about homeowners insurance and filing a claim can help avoid some pitfalls if disaster strikes. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 22 Aug. 2023

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“Disaster strikes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaster%20strikes. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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