One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the whole thing was a total fiasco’
failure, disaster, catastrophe, debacle, shambles, farce, mess, wreck, ruin, ruination, blunder, botch, abortion
informal flop, washout, dud, hash, lead balloon, foul-up, screw-up, fail
British informal pig's ear, cock-up, car crash
North American informal snafu
NZ Australian informal fizzer
vulgar slang fuck-up, balls-up
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