clanger
clanger clanger n. A conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; as, he dropped a clanger. [British] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • clanger — ► NOUN informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ a mistake …   English terms dictionary

  • clanger — [klaŋ′ər] n. [see CLANG] [Brit. Informal] a mistake or blunder …   English World dictionary

  • clanger — UK [ˈklæŋə(r)] / US [ˈklæŋər] noun [countable] Word forms clanger : singular clanger plural clangers British informal an embarrassing mistake, especially while you are talking. To drop a clanger means to make an embarrassing mistake like this …   English dictionary

  • clanger — n. (colloq.) (BE) ( blunder ) to drop a clanger * * * [ klæŋə] (colloq.) (BE) ( blunder ) to drop a clanger …   Combinatory dictionary

  • clanger — clang|er [ˈklæŋə US ər] n [C usually singular] BrE informal a silly or embarrassing mistake ▪ I can t help noticing the occasional clanger in war films. ▪ He s being blamed for dropping a massive political clanger (=making a silly or embarrassing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clanger — [[t]klæ̱ŋə(r)[/t]] clangers N COUNT You can refer to something stupid or embarrassing that someone does or says as a clanger. [BRIT, INFORMAL] ● PHRASE: V and N inflect If you say that you have dropped a clanger, you mean that you have done or… …   English dictionary

  • clanger — noun Date: 1948 British a conspicuous blunder often used in the phrase drop a clanger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clanger — /klang euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that clangs. 2. Brit. Slang. a. a blunder; faux pas. b. drop a clanger, to blunder. [1945 50; CLANG + ER] * * * …   Universalium

  • clanger — noun /ˈklæŋ.ə(ɹ)/ a) a very visible mistake (with reverberating consequences); an attention getting faux pas; a jarring error. He dropped a real clanger when he criticized the paraplegic for not standing. b) A mistake made by a player, counted in …   Wiktionary

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