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An absurd or embarrassing blunder.‘the minister had dropped a massive political clanger’
error, fault, inaccuracy, omission, slip, blunder, miscalculation, misunderstanding, flaw, oversight, misinterpretation, fallacy, gaffe, faux pas, solecism, misapprehension, misconception, misreadingView synonyms
- ‘Is it because those at the top have dropped a clanger and don't like to admit it?’
- ‘In an embarrassing clanger, it seems they massively misjudged the scale of the fine they would receive.’
- ‘Robertson has strong ideas about where he wants to be artistically, but admits to some clangers in his 13-year career.’
- ‘One man said: ‘The council dropped a clanger by passing the planning application for the hospital.’’
- ‘Television, of course, has its fair share of classics and clangers.’
- ‘She has now made a public apology for the clanger and is writing to council bosses to say sorry after her remarks outraged people in the town, including political, business and sports leaders.’
- ‘One minute he was committing world-class clangers, the next he was executing world-class saves.’
- ‘Sure, he has dropped a few clangers at the club, none more so than the ridiculed Nuno Capucho, but the risk of a faulty product grows when you rummage about in the bargain bins.’
- ‘She said: ‘This is a basic error and a real clanger.’’
- ‘The chairman of the independent community group, said: ‘I think they've dropped a clanger.’’
- ‘Wonderfully athletic and with matchless distribution, he performed miracles for Liverpool during their palmiest days and dropped a few horrific clangers as well.’
- ‘And yet you just know they're going to drop a clanger somewhere along the line - probably in the quarter-finals.’
- ‘Your clangers are so obvious and often crucial that they're always highlighted.’
- ‘Somebody's dropped a clanger and at tomorrow's meeting I'll be trying to see how we can stop the same thing from happening again.’
- ‘I am not an apologist for him - he did commit an enormous clanger in a very public way at the game - but all the time he has been open and accessible to his questioners.’
- ‘I sometimes feel that the best goalkeeper is the one who makes the fewest clangers.’
- ‘Sometimes I drop a clanger, sometimes I make a mistake other times I get it right.’
- ‘I am not knocking the hospital because as I said they do a good job but in this case they have dropped a bit of a clanger.’
- ‘Here is a small sample of clangers from Thursday afternoon.’
- ‘Let's look at the clangers the Council has dropped.’
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