One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unsuitable marriage or alliance.
- ‘Curious marriages and blatant mismarriages persist, however, because people are desperately keen these days to promote wines by showing how good they are with food - and not just wines: I have suffered food with whisky, port and Armagnac.’
- ‘Superficially it appears to be a conventional family saga, which opens with the familiar device of a mismarriage.’
- ‘To put it bluntly, the game is a mismarriage of ideas from various titles, though elements of this overall mismarriage happen to work together to create something of a coherent game.’
- ‘And this mismarriage constitutes a neuroendocrine war within the makeup of the individual that is played out in all their relationships.’
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