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it was their fault

  • 1 error garrafal

    m.
    blunder, big mistake, goofup, bloomer.
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    (n.) = blunder, cock-up, crass mistake, crass error, gross mistake, monumental mistake, monumental error, clanger
    Ex. There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
    Ex. The repatriation of the emigres was a tragic oversight rather than a war crime, a cock-up rather than a conspiracy.
    Ex. We rely on the collective knowledge of our fans to help us catch our crass mistakes.
    Ex. And, since it is based on a series of crass errors, we can well do without it.
    Ex. Unless we are clear about the answers, we are likely to make a number of gross mistakes in trying to bring children and books together in a tensile and lasting connection.
    Ex. We apologise for this apparent error of judgement but promise to keep you informed of any other similar monumental mistakes.
    Ex. Iraq and its future will be testimony to one of the most monumental errors in judgement the American and British people have ever made.
    Ex. Whilst this might work in the short term, this strategy is to be avoided even if the clanger isn't entirely your fault.
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    (n.) = blunder, cock-up, crass mistake, crass error, gross mistake, monumental mistake, monumental error, clanger

    Ex: There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.

    Ex: The repatriation of the emigres was a tragic oversight rather than a war crime, a cock-up rather than a conspiracy.
    Ex: We rely on the collective knowledge of our fans to help us catch our crass mistakes.
    Ex: And, since it is based on a series of crass errors, we can well do without it.
    Ex: Unless we are clear about the answers, we are likely to make a number of gross mistakes in trying to bring children and books together in a tensile and lasting connection.
    Ex: We apologise for this apparent error of judgement but promise to keep you informed of any other similar monumental mistakes.
    Ex: Iraq and its future will be testimony to one of the most monumental errors in judgement the American and British people have ever made.
    Ex: Whilst this might work in the short term, this strategy is to be avoided even if the clanger isn't entirely your fault.

    Spanish-English dictionary > error garrafal

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  • fault — fault1 W3S2 [fo:lt US fo:lt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(responsible for mistake)¦ 2 at fault 3¦(something wrong with something)¦ 4¦(somebody s character)¦ 5 through no fault of her/my etc own 6¦(crack)¦ 7 generous/loyal/honest etc to a fault 8¦(tennis)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fault — fault1 [ fɔlt ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the fact of being responsible for a bad or unpleasant situation: be someone s fault: It s my fault I forgot to give him the message. be someone s fault (that): It s not my fault that we re late. be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fault — 01. I don t care whose [fault] it was; I just want somebody to clean up this mess! 02. It s not my [fault] that Pamela didn t come to the party; I tried to convince her to come, but she was in a bad mood. 03. You need to overlook your spouse s… …   Grammatical examples in English

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  • Fault injection — In software testing, fault injection is a technique for improving the coverage of a test by introducing faults in order to test code paths, in particular error handling code paths, that might otherwise rarely be followed. It is often used with… …   Wikipedia

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  • Fault Zone (comics) — Superherobox| caption= comic color=background:#efefef character name=Fault Zone real name=Maria Petrova publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects creators=Marvel Comics alliance color=background:#efefef status=Active… …   Wikipedia

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