Meaning of “Murphy's law” in the English Dictionary


"Murphy's law" in English

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Murphy's lawnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmɜː.fiz ˈlɔː/ us /ˌmɝː.fiz ˈlɑː/ UK offensive also Sod's law humorous

(Definition of “Murphy's law” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Murphy's Law" in Business English

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Murphy's Lawnoun [ U ]

uk us humorous

the principle that if it is possible for something to go wrong, it will go wrong:

Any experienced conference organiser will have most of the techniques for coping with Murphy's Law.

(Definition of “Murphy's Law” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)