dumpster fire

variants: or less commonly Dumpster fire

Definition of dumpster fire

US, informal
: an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence : disaster Reese and McAdoo take the fall for what has been a dumpster fire of a season, one which has them at 2-10 on the season, and in line for one of the top two picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.— James Kratch So while 2017 has been, by many measures, a complete dumpster fire of a year, New Yorkers can at the very least take refuge in the fact that their city is becoming an even safer place to live.— Clayton Guse

First Known Use of dumpster fire

2006, in the meaning defined above

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“Dumpster fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumpster%20fire. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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