drop a clanger

drop a clanger
Vrb phrs. To make an obvious mistake. E.g."The government dropped a clanger by ignoring the wishes of the populace and going to war."

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  • drop a clanger — (informal) 1. To say something tactless 2. To make a stupid blunder • • • Main Entry: ↑clang * * * drop a ˈbrick/ˈclanger idiom (BrE, inform …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop a clanger — ► drop a clanger Brit. informal make an embarrassing or foolish mistake. Main Entry: ↑drop …   English terms dictionary

  • Drop a clanger — When I asked a large lady on the tube if she would like my seat since she was so obviously pregnant, she took the seat then told me she was fat, not pregnant! Boy did I drop a clanger. You might make a gaffe. Either way it was horrendously… …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • drop a clanger Brit. — drop a clanger Brit. informal make an embarrassing or foolish mistake. → drop …   English new terms dictionary

  • drop a clanger — British & Australian, informal to say something by accident that embarrasses or upsets someone. I dropped a clanger by asking John how his dog was when it s been dead three months …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop a clanger — (Slang) err, make a mistake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drop — ► VERB (dropped, dropping) 1) fall or cause to fall. 2) sink to the ground. 3) make or become lower, weaker, or less. 4) abandon or discontinue. 5) (often drop off) set down or unload (a passenger or goods) …   English terms dictionary

  • drop — drop1 W2S1 [drɔp US dra:p] v past tense and past participle dropped present participle dropping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(let something fall)¦ 2¦(fall)¦ 3¦(move your body down)¦ 4¦(become less)¦ 5¦(reduce)¦ 6¦(not include)¦ 7¦(stop doing something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drop a brick — phrasal slang : to do or say something indiscreet : make a blunder * * * drop a brick To say or do something horrifyingly tactless or indiscreet • • • Main Entry: ↑brick drop a brick see under ↑brick • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

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