recipe for disaster

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of recipe for disaster

: something that will result in disaster
  • "She's planning to do the plumbing herself." "That's a recipe for disaster."

Word by Word Definitions

recipe play
  1. : prescription

  2. : a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients

  3. : a formula or procedure for doing or attaining something

disaster play
  1. : an unfavorable aspect (see aspect 2a) of a planet or star

  2. : a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction


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