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fiasco

noun [C]  /fiˈæs·koʊ/ ( plural fiascoes or fiascos) us  
a complete failure: The entire political campaign was a fiasco, and at the end he drew only 30% of the votes.
Translations of “fiasco”
in Spanish fiasco, fracaso, desastre…
in French fiasco…
in German der Mißerfolg…
in Chinese (Traditional) 完全失敗, 尷尬的結局…
in Russian фиаско, провал…
in Turkish bozgun, hezimet, başarısızlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 完全失败, 尴尬的结局…
in Polish fiasko…
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