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English definition of “car crash”

car crash

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɑː.kræʃ/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/
a serious accident involving one or more cars: He was killed in a car crash. [usually singular] mainly UK informal something that fails completely or goes extremely badly: At that time my private life was a car crash. It could have been an absolute car crash but Dolores stepped in and saved the day.
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